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Current thinking on duration of low HR arobic base training?(5 posts)

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? nmDog
Dec 17, 2001 3:40 PM
Not slowKerry 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.

Len