Base building for endurance - heart rate training

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Base building for endurance - heart rate training

Postby Dubcat » Sun Jul 22, 2012 01:52 am

Hi, if my max heart rate is 185 am I right in saying that my best bet for building base endurance is to ride at 130bpm for long periods of time? If I have this wrong could someone set me straight please?
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Re: Base building for endurance - heart rate training

Postby pilch » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:01 pm

Its about right, you can go a little higher say 138 I did all my base 1 training 65-75%, my MHR is the same as yours, I found it easier to work in % bands rather than numbers....

You dont need to ride at that rate all the time, just stay in the zone

Base is normally the winter months though, build late winter/early spring to peak summer - are you training for something specific?
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Re: Base building for endurance - heart rate training

Postby Dubcat » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:10 pm

Yeah - it's Ramadan at the moment so I don't want to ride in the day as i can not eat or drink. I am not comfortable riding at night. So, next best thing is the turbo trainer.

I am trying to get in to some kind of condition for the London to Brighton off road ride of 75 miles in September. I fear i am going to be VERY unprepared for it and starting to get rather worried :(
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Re: Base building for endurance - heart rate training

Postby pilch » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:26 pm

You may be cutting it a little fine :wink:

Whatever you can do now will help to a degree but make sure you have regular rest days, to let your muscles repair, then do hardly anything a week before the event (tapering).
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