Intensity and HR for a long weekend ride!

bear baun
bear baun Posts: 71
edited July 2009 in Road beginners
What sort of intensity and % of heart rate do you ride at on a long weekend ride to build your base fitness level to start improving on times, climbing etc. i find at the moment i push really hard and am out of breath for the majority of the ride! :oops:

any advice would be great, cheers
Genesis Core 20


  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    long rides at level 2 were the accepted minimum when I used a HRM a few years ago. At level 2 effort you should be breathing deeply, but not heavily - if that makes sense. I always set my HRM alarm to go off when it dropped below 150, but you would need to calculate your own limits based on your max HR.....