jules21 wrote:Nedlam wrote:Currently, run out of breath, pull up, catch breath then off again, usually a few times on a big hill, but on a small hill, once usually.
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i used to have this problem too but then i discovered that riding more slowly cures that a treat
That's true. You can manage short hills at a good speed. Sustained climbs are something else. You have to be able to judge your anaerobic threshold and the only way you can do that is by going into oxygen debt as you are, and blowing up. Then next time you go a little slower. I have found a heart rate monitor really handy for marking the AT.
I've been back into cycling for seven months now after many years of almost zero aerobic work. My max heart rate is considerably lower than when I last cycled. I've only very recently managed to negotiate a local climb that I used to do on my ear back in the day. I got myself a heart rate monitor and just started watching that and found that if I didn't let my heart get much over 160 I could keep going until my legs gave up.