I love a recovery spin as much as anyone, but with the longer days and better weather I’m struggling to pluck up the courage to put on my kit and get on the trainer for 60-90mins at Z1-low Z2 for a session such as Pettit. I’m now trying to do most of my riding and training outside, which is fine for more intense intervals. However, I’m fortunate enough to live in a mountainous area which doesn’t really allow for an easy ride.
Am I likely to see the same benefits from a 60-90min walk that has a similar HR response? This is something that’s just a bit more palatable for me at the moment.
Would love to hear some opinions.