Base Training Questions
Hi, i'm trying to follow a Joe Friel Power Meter programme on the bike and have followed all his instructions in setting Power and Heart Rate zones but whilst doing Aerobic Endurance workouts, he suggests that i work in HR Zone2 (which should feel comfortable). for me, this starts at 131 bpm but in order to do that i need to be cycling in power zone 5 and then gradually drop the power as time progresses. i'm spending about 13 minutes above my power threshold and then the lactic acid kicks in and i get progressively more tired - it doesn't feel 'comfortable' at any time.
i'm training on a Wattbike and keeping my cadence between 90 and 95. I'm using the FRIEL HRZ system and my FTP was set on the wattbike using the 20 minute test then subtracting a % (FTP 205) (MMP 400)
my question is whether i should drop down to work in HRZ1 or just take a couple of man-up pills and wait for my legs to strengthen?