I’m an avid reader of the forum and post some questions myself. And one question that keeps being repeated is is my FTP set right? Is my workout intensity giving me the intended benefit. I can’t finish my workout or they are too easy. I’m as guilty as anyone on this.
So I thought it would be nice if seasoned TR users could share with us what different intensities feel and how that relate to max HR.
What should a recovery ride feel like. Benchmark would be Recess or Taku?
What an endurance ride should feel like? Benchmarck would be Andrews or Baxter
What shoul a tempo ride feel like. Benmark would be Echo or Leavitt +2
What a Sweet spot ride should feel like. Benchmark would be Antelope or Eclipse.
What a Treshold ride should feel like. Benchmark would be Kaweah or Mary Austin-1
What O/U should feel like. Benchmark would be Warlow and Palissade
What a VO2max should feel like. Benchmark would be Spencer +2
It would be good if you could include. average HR compared to Max, burning leg sensation, breathing for intervals sessions maybe add what it should feel for the first and the last.
I know for most of this it is highly subjective and dependant of the individual. But I think having a range of percieved and number based benchmarks would help a lot of newsbies out.
Think of it as "I know i’m working at (intensity) when …