Hope everyone’s summer is going good! Just a quick questions on how you would split up 8-10 hours of riding per week.
I mountain bike and road/gravel bike. I have been trying to get in two road/gravel ride a week 2-3hrs (each ride) with the rest on the mountain bike. I have no plans to race this year, just having fun and working on building my fitness for when I have some time to enter some events.
I have been trying to improve my base and watch my heart rate on rides. I have done some reading on the 80/20 model but that is tough to stick to in the woods where the trail dictates the intensity. On the road and gravel where I can throttle my heart rate easier, I have been trying to keep my heart rate in a lower intensity zone but I am not sure if I should keep it in a Z1 or a true temp/sweet spot zone? No power meter so no outdoor TR workouts, thus I am relaying on heart rate vs power.