Originally Posted by fuzzthebee
You came upon a slight headwind?
good comment, but I guess I wasn't clear enough
this is not a trick question. If I didn't note it, the conditions were same,same.
sections were back to back and not putting me anerobic.
and, btw, there was no real headwind, just a gentle breeze plus the 'apparent wind' from movement.
what I mean is the fact that one gear/cadence vs another gear/cadence, with both at the same road speed, showed a difference in heart rate - meaning one actually caused me to do more 'work' than the other.
ideally, everything else being equal - both should show the same heart rate...???? (my other expectation was that the higher cadence might show a higher heartrate, even if only minimally so - it didn't...)
What I'm trying to come to is what the 'difference' implies relative to my current state of conditioning.
This is telling me something and should be pointing me in a direction for further training. I'm just not sure what its telling me, and someone else might 'read' this differently than I do.
So I'm really anxious to hear any and all thoughts.