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Old 05-01-21, 04:24 PM
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Here's link to a previous post on the subject: Road cycling with a heart rate monitor
You can set your zones off your LTHR, using the common percentage formulas on the web. The top of zone 2 is usually a little above VT1.
The only useful advice on BP I could give would be to try to ride lots, 80%-90% below VT1 and then a really hard hilly ride once a week. Don't know if that'll help or not, but my resting HR (when I'm rested!) is 46 and my BP is usually about 115/68. "Ride lots" means try for 5000 miles/year. Contrary to the opinion of may purists, trainer or roller miles count. Because of the PNW winters, I put on one or two thousand miles a year on my resistance rollers. They are the cure for trainer boredom, especially if you do useful work on them. Warning: never watch TV, etc. on rollers. Rock music is good.
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