I’m in a build phase program and I’m noticing my HR on over unders or workouts with intervals at 125% FTP I.e bashful, fang mountain, my HR only gets around the 150-160bpm. I don’t ride to power outdoors and only virtual power indoors. My ride on the weekend when trying to push some intervals I could easily get up in the 175bpm+. If i tried to hit those numbers on the trainer I’d fall off or only hold it for minimal amount of time.
Anyone else experienced this? I’m wondering if my workouts are not pushing me enough if I’m finding things harder on the road? Though they seem pretty tough when I’m completing them at the time. Very rarely have to increase the intensity.
How much attention should I be paying to HR anyway?
I’m 31yo, riding roughly 7hrs per week.
Be interested to see what others have experienced. If I could afford it I would get a power meter but I cant right now unfortunatley
Cheers in advance,