Ok, Just rollled in off a second weeks vacation. One of my riding buddies was at the beach with me this time. We rode 2 days, the first, 25 the second 30 miles. Id never asked him his HR status because he was such more more faster then me everywhere.
Finally, Ive picked up some speed and lost around 35+ pounds.
We are equal when it comes to Heart rates. If Im spinning swift in the flats, Im 155 and so is he, when my monitor rose to 175 he was 176. Coasting after a good, hard sprint, we were within 3 BPM.
SO, we drafted a WOrk van for 1 mile at 31 MPH (were at the beach with a tailwind mind you all) the van pulled off, he gimme "the look" so I knew was about to transpire.
I looked at my monitor, it read 180 so Id assume he was close to it. My legs and lungs were toast. I could continue for a little bit more but I was spent. He come out of the saddle and didnt get back in it until he was out of site. He must have stood and mashed for 5 solid minutes.
I was dropped like a rock and had to shift and easy spin. It took me 10 minutes to catch him. He did it on purpose because its normal and its a man thing.
My question is, I was at 180 and was DONE. I had nothing left and was force to rest and regain my composure at around 160, then I could start back at it hard.
He stood at or around 180 and absolutely killed me for another mile. He later told me he sat down at 195 BPM. Hes 29 Im 33, hes 160 Im 175, hes in great shape, been riding for 5 years, Im in ok shape, been on the bike 2 years.
Endurance? LT? DO I need to work myself harder above 180? I dont want to blow myself into oblivion just yet. My MHR suposed to be 187, Ive seen 192 and was not seeing stars.