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LEN J and Advice(6 posts)

LEN J and Adviceblondepower
Mar 25, 2002 10:44 PM
thanks for the advice on the hill climbing.
I am trying to figure out what you meant by, setting up the Polar Software.
I set 1 exercise file called "Cycling" and nothing else
Do you have different sets (normal ridding, Hill climbing ect..) or Do you have different heart rate Zones depending on what your ride is...(eg. if climbing hills you set your max heart rate higher?)
Could you please elaberate a little more...
I would appreciate it if you could send me a screen shot of your Software with heart rate settings..this way I can get a better Idea what you are talking about.

What is your training regimen?Slipstream
Mar 26, 2002 5:35 AM
Do you follow a 4-6 week regimen of training where you determine your max, train at 70% of that for four weeks and then determine your max again? Overtime, you will make steady improvements. Athletes have a tendency to overtrain and don't realize there are pitfalls when continuously training at peak levels.

What are your goals? Do you have a 3-5 year goal you are working towards? Do you have a training plan to get there? Do you have a cross-training plan? Do you have recovery/rest periods built into your plan?

Work with a trainer or coach. This way you will, as has already been suggested, not only build a solid base and show continuous improvement, but, more importantly--you will not risk injury and burn yourself out over the long run.

This has been a VERY informative set of posts.
See reply below.....Len J
Mar 26, 2002 5:40 AM

I'm not sure how to send you a screen shot of my software. If you let me know how I'll try.

Let me know if the reply below answers your questions or not.

re: your cardiovascular fitness is the bottleneckcyclopathic
Mar 26, 2002 6:49 AM
you need to work on it to improve before you hit the hills.

Try LDS long slow flat Zone2/3 rides in 6-10hr range: centuries, double metrics, 150milers/flatter doubles. Since it is your first year you'll improve alot in short time.

When I started doing it my rest HR dropped from mid-60 to under 50 in 4mo just by riding a century once a week, a few doubles and complete brevet series. It is that simple. ANy elaborated program would not help unless you have the base.
re: your cardiovascular fitness is the bottleneckblondepower
Mar 26, 2002 7:39 AM
LEN J just open the program and hit the "prtscn" button and then open up your paint program and right click and paste. Save it as a *.jpg
Thansk for your help and advice
Mar 26, 2002 8:00 AM
If you use Alt-PrtScn, only the active window/dialog is copied, instead of the entire screen.