I increased the weight to 68 lb today. Really felt it in my legs, and HR was lower, but still higher than the book/plan suggests (~167bpm). Next week I’m considering trying with even more weight, though I’m not sure if that’s a good idea because of the potential to overdo it.
I just did the first ME workout of my plan. I don’t have long hills available, best I can do is do intervals on a set of stairs with ~90m elevation gain (~300ft). As suggested in the plan, I started with 50lb. Plan says that I should go as hard as possible for the duration, and that the limitation should be in the legs, while HR would probably be in Z2.
However, my HR during the uphill sections stabalized at ~172-176, which is right about my AnT (176). It feels hard on my legs, so that aspect seems to be working, but my HR is much higher than what the book and the plan I bought would suggest. Is this because I’m doing it interval style? Or should I increase the weight until I find a point at which the work is hard, but the HR stays in Z2?
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