I live in a hilly(ish) part of town, and I'm attempting to keep my rides at 80% MHR or below for the winter.
After a couple rides I've realized:
* I've base trained terribly. Having a HRM is telling me I've been riding too hard all the time.
* It's DERN hard to keep the heart rate around 150 when there are hills. How do you folks do it? Swallow pride, gear whay down and take forever? Get off and walk if need be? --Avoiding the hills requires driving somewhere, and that seems contrary to why I bought a road bike. Ideas?
(trying the 'go slow now to go fast later' approach)