I’m interested to hear some inputs on if/how temperature can affect HR, and in turn, if this can ultimately impact the desired training benefit?
When I train indoors, I have AC blowing and a large fan circulating the air, so the room in nicely cooled. By the end of each workout, I seldom have more than a few drops of sweat on the trainer mat. Certainly no pools of sweat.
OK let’s take an example of a VO2 max session. My legs are working in the desired power zone, but my HR isn’t reaching the corresponding HR zone. In fact, indoors I have never threatened my max HR.
I know I am working in the correct power zone because I performed my recent FTP tests in the same environment with the same trainer and same PM. My PM is also zeroed before each and every session.
In this scenario I’m guessing that said VO2 max workout isn’t having the same impact that it would if my HR was up where it should be, at least not from a cardio point of view?
Increasing the room temperature would undoubtedly help get my HR higher, but is it necessary?
Any inputs on this?