When I train at home I can sit at 155-160 watts and keep my heart rate in the 130s.
However, when I train at my local gym, (with no aircon), I can only managed around 145 watts whilst keeping my heart rate in the 130s.
I’m assuming generated heat is creating the majority of this difference as I run hot and sweat absolute buckets when I am training there.
So my question is this:
If I want to stay in my aerobic zone (which for me is below 145bpm and 155-160 watts (which I can do at home), when I train at the gym, is it better to maintain the same watts and ignore my heart rate that will shift to over 150bpm or is it better to focus on heart rate which means dropping my power by 5-15 watts?
In case anyone is going to suggest some logical fixes, I can’t move the gym bike and there is no way of putting a fan up or getting more air flow to the bikes. They are fixed where they are. Oh and I’m not intending to change gyms either.
I just want to know which is the more important area to focus on…power or heart rate.
Thanks in advance for all your help