I've been training with a heart rate monitor for about 6 months now. I haven't done much besides actually record the numbers until now. Now I'm trying to make sense of all this data so I can adjust my training.
I just recently did the 20 minute TT LT test suggested by Friel and came up with an average of 190 bpm.
My first race was on Sunday and I averaged 184 bpm for 50 minutes without feeling completely wasted afterwards.
The max I have ever seen while cycling is 202 bpm. I'm not sure if this is my true "max" or not.
Based on these numbers, is the fact that my LT is 94% of my MHR a good thing, bad thing, irrelevant, or apples to oranges? Or is my max possibly incorrect?
I'm asking because it seems like other people I have talked to, their LT is a lower percentage of their MHR. Is this another one of those things that is varies from person to person?
Thanks in advance