The foundations for successful riding
HR is next to useless for short intervals....10 minutes and above maybe.
If you have never used a power meter you will probably disagree...but once you have kept a steady power for even a 5 minute VO2 effort you quickly see how watching you heart rate is pointless.
For a 20 minute interval done steadily for me at threshold the heart rate keeps climbing through out the entire effort...if I rode to heart rate i wouldn't be keeping a steady power level.
Perceived Effort is better than HR...but then your PE is just PE until you ride with a PM and then you realise that your PE was too hard or too soft...so really you need a PM B4 U can trust your PE.
The latter trains poor (and sub-optimal) pacing habits.
Maybe us PM lovers should hush hush...after all we have a major advantage...OK for me it is no big deal.Only me and one team mate have power meters out of the the 200-300 riders I see most weekends.
I dunno, still plenty of PM owners who train/pace like crap.
And non-PM riders who know how to train and pace well.
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