Author Topic: 80-90% Exertion  (Read 658 times)

PaulF

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80-90% Exertion
« on: September 12, 2011, 05:08:07 pm »
I'm following a training plan for the BHF ride in a couple of weeks and tomorrow is 5 sessions of five minutes at 80-90% exertion with 90 seconds recovery.

As I have no HRM or anything what's a good rule of thumb for how I should feel at 80-90%?

Re: 80-90% Exertion
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 05:15:25 pm »
As good a rule of thumb as any (if you have a heart attack I didn't tell you 'K!)

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/maxhr.htm

PaulF

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Re: 80-90% Exertion
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 05:22:09 pm »
As good a rule of thumb as any (if you have a heart attack I didn't tell you 'K!)

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/maxhr.htm

Thanks, but I'm looking for a "how I feel at 80%" rule of thumb on a scale of this is easy through "mildly out of breath" and "gasping for breath" to "help me put my lungs back please"

hellymedic

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Re: 80-90% Exertion
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 05:47:30 pm »
Go for the level you'd approach a ten mile time trial; something you could maitain for half an hour.

andygates

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Re: 80-90% Exertion
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 05:59:25 pm »
Mouth breathing and a good snot on.   :thumbsup:
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