I am a relatively new Road Biker. I bought a Specialized Allez Sport about two years ago and participated in my first MS150 (which I rode the max, 182 miles in two days). I am really interested in developing my ability but need some help in the area of Speed Zones. I bought the new Garmin Edge 705 which is awesome. It came with a Heart Rate monitor and speed/cadence monitor. It also comes with Garmin Training Center
Here is my question: What should my speed zones be for the following? I know I will need to tweak these to suit my individual ability but I am looking for a starting point or some guidance from those that are more experienced than me.
Don't worry about speed. It's essentially meaningless. Track heart rate, time, and cadence. Normally, just watch your HR and cadence display. Track hours, time-in-zone, and mileage by the week. You can get some idea of your strength by tracking how many thousand feet you can climb per hour.
Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Klein Rascal Single Speed, Garneau Pursuit Track Bike
when i started i thought a baseline of averaging 20mph for a ride was a good way to go....still is for the most part...as you advance you can get into the Heart rate/power gig if it's of interest. learn to use perceived exertion as a guide too.....1 to 10 scale, 7 should be about a best 1 hour pace..