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Old 03-01-11, 09:36 AM
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what do you guys make of LTHR going down significantly over the course of a year even as fitness improves?

i hadnt done a formal test (last twenty minutes of a 30 minute TT) since last spring, but did one a few weeks ago, and found that my measured LTHR had gone from around 167-168 to 160. and this was confirmed by 3 different maximal 30 minute steady efforts over the next couple of weeks. (road bike flat, road bike climb, TT bike rolling).

i'm considerably faster that last year, and already set a new PR on a tough 20 minute climb around here, even while still in base mode, and my endurance is where i want it, so i am not really concerned that its a bad sign, but it is sorta curious.
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