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time trial questionDaniel H.
Mar 3, 2002 10:20 PM
I had an 18 mile time trial yesterday and seemed to really bog down in the last third. I went out as hard as I could from the start and burned up the road for the first 12 miles then I hit a head wind and my legs exploded. I have a max heart rate(from the bike) of 201 and I had an average TT HR of 182. that is slightly higher than I have ever seen in a TT such as 177,179,177 so on. I wonder if I went out too hard because it felt like I was blown up there about four miles to go, but I was able to keep the heart rate up for the duration of the TT, although my speed and power output dropped by a quarter Should I keep the heart rate down next time to 177-180. what could have this been?
Did I just go out too hard from the get go?
any assistance that you have would be of great help to me.
Thanks in advance.
Daniel H.