Had the HR monitor on again tonight, and despite a definite increase in effort, my average HR for the 60 mins was 147 bmp - exactly the same as last week - very odd. However, I did increase my time in the 90%+ from 2 mins to 10 - rockin'.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my average heart rate during a race is about 160. The chart below is from the national champs last year - I'm surprised I did not just keel over after completing it:
Should it be the case that after a training program, you'll find it harder to hit max hr? If so that's good for me based on the numbers over the past month - if its not, I'm fecked.
I've been thinking about the road race on Saturday - I'm still going to do it (weather permitting), but will probably just use it purely as training, so that means no breaks from the usual routine where possible leading up to it - including a fast xc or road spin on Saturday.