Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Bikes: Trek Pilot 1.0, Giant Sedona (old, winter/rain bike)
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Heart rate - hard to get it up on "hard" ride
I'm trying to pay more attention to heart rate training. I'm not following a specific plan yet, but here is what I did end of last week:
Thurs - 20 miles at a fast pace
Fri - 16 miles at recovery (70% MHR)
Sat - 20 miles at recovery (70% MHR)
Sun - 40 miles at a fast pace
For recovery rides (Fri/Sat above) I find it hard to keep my HR down below 70%. I'm just getting into HR training, and I am more used to a "push myself" riding style.
On Sunday I found it harder to get it above 70%. I'm curious why that would happen. Were my legs too worn out on Sunday from my supposed "recovery" rides the previous days?