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race LT vs. training LTGall
Dec 20, 2002 1:24 PM

During my last 2 races my average HR was 175. So I was taking this as meaning my LT is 175. But I got to thinking that the 175 my be higher then what my actual LT, because this number was taken from a race when of course one will have a higher HR etc.

So my question is: is there a way to take that average number and figure out what my training LT would be? I thought Friel had some numbers reference this but I cant find it anywhere.

re: race LT vs. training LTJames OCLV
Dec 20, 2002 2:04 PM
There is a factor that you can apply from pages 34-35 of the Cyclist's Training Bible. I think, however, that they are meant to be clac'ed based on your average HR from an ITT. The factors are based on the length of the TT. If your races were ITT's, then I think the formula would apply. If they were Road Races, Crits or Circuits, then there are other factors (drafting, to name one) that would skew your results.

I think that Freil recommends doing a 30 minute Time Trial with the average HR from the last 20 min. being a close approximation of your LT. Use this number in training...
Yup, use the TT HR as your LT (nm)Kerry
Dec 20, 2002 5:41 PM
re: race LT vs. training LTDuane Gran
Dec 23, 2002 6:39 AM
My HR in a race is always a bit high because of the excitement. If it were me, I would shave about 5-10 beats and target 165-170 for training at LT.