Author Topic: Working heart rate training  (Read 1252 times)

Working heart rate training
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:42:10 am »
Just to see if it works, I'm going to try riding at 60 - 70% of my working heart rate for a month to see if it makes me any <ahem> leaner and speedier.

Has anyone actually tried this and found it worked?

I appreciate that it probably equates to winter style Long Slow Distance so there must be something in it, but 60 - 70% for me is between 120 - 140 bpm. Riding at that pace feels s-l-o-w and due to the number of hills round here it's difficult to stay in zone...

Re: Working heart rate training
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 08:54:48 pm »
Yes.  It worked for me as long as you remember not to pig out on ice cream when you get home  ;D

Re: Working heart rate training
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 09:43:54 pm »
erm, what if the ice cream happens half way through your route?  :-[

Re: Working heart rate training
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 09:46:06 pm »
I don't have the willpower. I tried to take it easy on my commute home (I had a tailwind). Almost got a record commute and had an average HR of 178.

(70% is just under 160bpm. I usually average over that on a 200km Audax).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Working heart rate training
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 10:16:57 pm »
erm, what if the ice cream happens half way through your route?  :-[

Were you watching me yesterday in Clatford?   ;D
Plus two flapjacks with chocolate on top.  :demon: