- Riding at zone 2 hr rates
whats the percentage of Zone 2 in that article?
Don’t think it mentioned percentages and I don’t have the article to hand.
PS are you really sure you need to work on endurance?
Possibly not but I wanted to start somewhere.
Zone 3 feels a far more realistic aim for me.
I’m with you on that njee20 at 150pbm I’m not putting a lot of effort in at all and coule easily whistle a happy tune. May just spend January working on cadence and forget about hr for the moment.Posted 6 years agothomthumbMember
Question – where can I go to get LT and V02 max etc… properly tested? And do they deal with average Joes, rather than honed atheletes? Southampton based – recommendations appreciated!
Uni’s are often a good bet. Solent may be more sporty than Soton Uni itself.
winchester uni (king alf’s) has the kit. not sure if you can get on it though… 😀 let us know if what you find oiut. i know several people interested.Posted 6 years agoslimjim78Member
why wouldnt you want to ride a 40 mile commute every day?
mine is only 14 miles each way and I would ride it every day if I could. I only get to do it during the school holidays.
I need to get on to this zone-2 malarky, I find it almost impossible to ride at anything other than 85% / 90% max.. which takes its toll after a while.Posted 6 years agoRo5eyMember
“which takes its toll after a while”
That is one of the main points in staying in zone 2, in my limited knowledge, it allows you to train every day without knackering yourself.
Personnal I think its a bit of a waste of time to the OP when he’s already doing sooo many miles a week.
In fact you could argue that he should cut back on the commuting and throw a more focused harder interval session into his week ??Posted 6 years ago
Well percentahe wise I don’t suppose I’m far off as this morning my average hr was 78% of max.
In fact you could argue that he should cut back on the commuting and throw a more focused harder interval session into his week ??
Yeh you could be right. I’m trying to stick to riding to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the moment but that doesn’t always work out as this week could be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. I want to ride tomorrow as its supposed to be icy on Friday morning, but if it isn’t icy I’ll ride.Posted 6 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
In fact you could argue that he should cut back on the commuting and throw a more focused harder interval session into his week
Not quite the same but for the past 18 months I’ve mainly been riding road and after having a *metabolic test done I discovered my base level was good. What has suffered though is speed and power so this is the main focus of my training now but still not neglecting my base fitness.
**My training this week is; Tuesday – speed intervals, Wed – 1.5hr steady Z2, Thurs – speed intervals, Fri – rest. Sat – long 3hr steady with hard Z4 for the last 30 mins with hills, Sun – Similar to Sat. This will change on a week by week basis.
*see previous postPosted 6 years ago
** Have hired a coach to help me with a structured training plan.
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