I am currently doing traditional base Mid-volume 2 (after doing SSBLV1). I wanted to work more on my cardio and experience some longer rides than what we have have in SSB.
I recently added a HR monitor while doing my workout. I am aware of the whole discussion about the importance or non-importance of HR monitor in a power driven training but i was thinking let’s just get the HR and see what it says…
Then i got quite shocked when looking at the data after my hawk mountain ride this morning. It was a really bad workout where i felt tired from the start and had to bail out half way. (did the same workout a week before at a different time of the day, unfortunately without HR data)
The ride is tempo ride and this is what i have got in terms of zones:
Can’t believe a Z3 tempo workout give me a Z5 HR.
It was a bad day ok, and i trained first thing in the morning, instead of training in the middle of the day for all my other workouts. But does that explain it all?
What does that mismatch says about my current fitness? Do i need to do way more endurance rides? Is my FTP set way too high?
Thanks a lot for your comments!