|Current thinking on duration of low HR arobic base training?||d|
Dec 17, 2001 3:37 PM
|It used to be about a months worth of slow mileage to get your aerobic base up to speed. Whats the latest or has it not changed? Thanks.|
|at least 1,000 miles? nm||Dog|
Dec 17, 2001 3:40 PM
|Not slow||Kerry Irons|
Dec 17, 2001 4:50 PM
|You state "a months worth of slow mileage" but I think this characterizes it incorrectly. 1K miles makes a good aerobic base, but these miles should not be done slowly, but rather at zone 3 (82-88% of LT). Some people may call this pace "slow" but that is only because they think that the only pace that is worth riding is "hammer."|
|Not slow, don't go.||allervite|
Dec 18, 2001 10:58 PM
|And some call that "No mans Land" or "Garbage Miles". Too fast to recover from well and too slow to get a real training benefit from. I am not arguing, just telling what some say.
Where does the thousand miles quote come from? Is that a good goal for Freddy Rodriguez, or a Cat 5 racer, or someone who has never ridden before. I think it's a bit more relative than 1000 miles.
|Zone 3?||Len J|
Dec 19, 2001 4:21 AM
|Friel is very specific that Aerobic Base milage should be on Zone 2 not zone 3 (However you are correct in the %'s). He even calls zone 2 Aerobic as opposed to zone 3 which is tempo.