|Lactate Threshold Question||Wheelsuker|
Dec 21, 2001 7:06 AM
|I did a couple of 2 - 3 hour mtb races this year. My Avg. HR was around 174. I am a 38 yr old male with life induced deconditioning factors (2 kids under three = less training time). Should those Avg. HR be considered my LTR for training purposes?|
|re: Lactate Threshold Question||Jon|
Dec 21, 2001 9:42 AM
|With a mtb race it's really hard to tell because of the peaks and valleys, effortwise. Also, it would be |
really difficult to hold your HR at LT for that period of time, while on climbs you likely exceeded LTHR.
A better way is to go out on the road and do a 10 - 12 mi. TT, after a good warmup. Average heart
rate should be about 103 - 105% of LTHR, depending on your ability to push yourself.
|Damn Close||Big Chubby|
Dec 29, 2001 3:34 AM