Greetings all and help appreciated,
I am a rec rider, about 5 hours per week-end completing 75 or so miles in varying East Tenn road terrain. I have been riding by "feel" no computer and such all year and finally cranked it up a bit with a local hammer club. Granted, cranking for me is probably abit faster than my grandmother rode years ago :-).
Bought a heart monitor to use against RPE on monday night's 30 miler. I lasted about 5 miles with the "b" group swapping pulls they said around 21 mph. The "A" group catches us as always about 6 miles in so we step it up a bit. I check the ole ticker rate as my RPE feels about 7/9 out of 10 and whoaa!! its clocking 185 and stays around 160-180 for the next 1:16:35. So my aerobics suck, what, if any training can I do over the winter to improve on this. I have heard long slow rides teach me nothing but that....long and slow. I sure would like to hang with the "A" group late next year.
Oh Yeah, age 44, 5'6", 135 pounds, riding for 3 years now averaging 1500 per year.