Due to shift work, family life and enjoying mountain biking too much i’m unable to commit a plan at the moment.
I have opted for some winter base building along with a weekly intense MTB session. I have been following the trainnow suggested endurance workouts between 45-75mins depending on time commitments 3-4 times per week.
I have started to climb the Endurance ‘progression levels’ started at level 1 having recently completed Bays at level 5.9. While my legs feel okay as I my Heart Rate doesn’t seem to be able to remain as low going into the higher level workouts. Having completed Bays with my HR drifting above 150bpm compared to the 120-130 of the lower end workouts. My stats are below for reference.
Max HR : 190
So my question(s):
- Should I be working this high into my HR while trying to build my endurance base?
- Should I stick with the progressions or reduce to achieve a lower HR if I want endurance gains?
Thanks in advance!