I'm going to attempt using Chris Carmichael's "Time Crunched Cyclist" program to train for a late-March double century.
Anyone using this system? I have a question.
The start is a field test where you go all out for 8 minutes to determine your heart rate levels for training.
The book says to use the your average you hit during the test, but that seems odd as there is a "ramp-up" at the start.
My question: should I use my mathematical average for the full 8-minute test (160), or my average once I'm up to full tilt (165) to detrmine all my training levels?
Here's a graph of what I'm talking about.
heart rate test. Click to make readable. by ccorlew, on Flickr