After reading some of the thread regarding new ‘endurance’ workouts in the TR workout library…and seeing @The_Cog muse that they might not provide sufficient training stimulus to impact adaptation…I though, hey, I’m kind of an expert on ineffective training strategies (that’s just my game) so I should give them a try. Check out the heart rate response…over the course of a couple hours it goes down, down, down.
I see this semi regularly on easy runs and bike seasons where the first interval starts without a (real) warm up, if you had the rest interval before the first work rep (interval) I think you HR would have been flatish.
Trait of no or an inadequate warmup. The body becomes more efficient once you get the engine running, you can then put out the same pace or power at a lower HR
Power data looks like its from the trainer (not power meter with power match).
In addition to the physiological explanations given above, I would be suspecting the trainer power accuracy changing over time. My Kickr power drops over a long workout like this, which is why I use power match.
eventually the caffeine activated leg muscle pump, providing assistance to the heart and thereby lowering your heart rate Just playing the Monday morning quarterback game of spin the ExFiz-podcast-phrases And I’m not sure you proved the point of training by HR, although in general I agree with ya because it should be “use RPE, power, and HR to inform your training”
But, nah, the whole point of the ride was just to shake down nutrition/hydration on the bike. So I was watching an event on TV while trying to execute my hydration/nutrition plan (everything on the bike or in jersey pockets).
The real story is I started this ride marginally hydrated and finished this ride well hydrated.
And totally jacked up on caffeine, of course, but well hydrated.
Negative decoupling is normal for me during indoor endurance rides. My takeaway is that it’s just the body slowly warming up and adjusting to the moderate load. It also supports my theory that LT1&2 are moving targets.
If you are going to use TR terms, they were a combination of strength and power. Not structured, done in response to the terrain. And there were a lot of them, during an Endurance workout. Plus all the excursions into zone3.
Been a minute since I did any solo work like this, so was pleased I could do the zone adherence this well on rolling terrain. Maybe I should take my piss poor average power/speed data over to the ‘new Z2 workouts’ thread