Friday, January 16, 2009

Training should be hard

Was looking back at some race data from the Garmin this evening, mainly the average heart rate during a race. For me last year it was 160 bpm over approximately a 1 hour 50 minute race. I find it very hard to get my average heart rate to that level in a group spin, and can only get close on some spins out on my own. The only way to get ready for the races (8 weeks and counting) is to replicate the race conditions and get the heart rate right up there for those 2-ish hours. Training is going to get a lot harder from now on.

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