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May 23rd

2012

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Garmin Setup

Most of us use the Garmin 500 to display and record our training and racing data.  It’s a great training tool.  If you currently train with heart rate only it will record your HR data and allow for uploads to TrainingPeaks.  If you move to power the Garmin will record the data from most of the […]

May 16th

2012

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Power and Heart Rate Zones

Last week’s post detailed how to determine your threshold power and heart rate.  You can calculate your own training zones by using the following guidelines: Heart Rate Zones: Zone 1 = Recovery (<68% of FTHR) Zone 2 = Endurance (69-83% of FTHR) Zone 3 = Tempo (84-94% of FTHR) Zone 4 = Threshold ( 95-105% […]

May 9th

2012

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Threshold Testing

If you want to get serious about your training you need to determine your threshold power and/or heart rate.  Your threshold can be most simply defined as the highest power/heart rate that a rider can maintain in a steady state effort for approximately one hour.  This is a very important piece of data to have […]

May 1st

2012

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Illness or Injury-Readjusting Your Training Plan

As I was reminded this weekend, eventually we all have out training and racing schedules interrupted by injuries or illness.  How you readjust your training plan is dependent on how long you are off the bike. If you just miss a few days then continue on with your scheduled plan with no adjustments.  Just pick up with that day’s […]

Apr 20th

2012

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Training With Heart Rate

While one can effectively train with heart rate there are some important considerations to be aware of.  HR is not an absolute measurement like power.  Rather it is a response to stimulus.  HR will always lag from the beginning of any effort.  So if you are doing say a 20 minute interval at 100% of […]

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