I've spent a fair amount of time this week at the multi-sport training center I joined in November (finally). Gonna net out with 150+ miles for the week....not bad for December!
ANyhoo...been tryng to go with the whole low HR / Maffetone idea for now...really not easy in these group settings. Today there were only 2 other guys there and we hit the rde pretty quick and we are all pretty even. Downhill to start so no problem, but then hit a few "rollers" and the hR starts creeping up. Goal is to be >134 and I'm hitting low 140's, mid-140's, starting to tickle 150. Not that I was suffering by any stretch, but way out side my HR zone....so I sat up.
So painful to watch the gap grow between me and the other 2 guys...especially 'cuz I know I could have ridden with 'em just fine.
But for December, I am pretty pleased with my form and there is zero need for me to be hammering right now anyway. Just gotta learn to keep the ego in check....
"Want to get faster? Work harder, eat better, cut the crap. Instead of talking the talk, work the work"