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Less is more ...

gpw66by gpw66Aug 12th 2010
So my second cycle session produced yet more evidence that I have tended to train at too high a HR both when in the active part of a session and the recovery elements.

This is no major surprise as when I was completing a Triathlon plan through TheTriathlonCoach.com it similarly required that my early sessions actually were very manageable in relation to HR zones, which meant that I managed to complete a high % of the sessions prescribed. I have a resting HR of 42 bpm and a max HR on a bike of 203 bpm.

Yesterday evening when I went out for my approx 70 mins cycle the real challenge was picking a low enough gear to enable me to keep the cadence high but the HR in the allotted 5 beat range (that is quite narrow banding on a hilly course !). However, good fun, knew that I had worked and yet finished feeling relatively fresh.

Today has been a planned rest day. Tommorow another steady state interval session then the weekend brings two longer rides. Cool.
 
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