Help with terminology

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Magicpunch, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Magicpunch

    Magicpunch New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm starting a bout of physio on my knees which have been TOTALLY inactive for 14 months. It took the NHS that long to get me to see a consultant and now we're awaiting a scan to see if there is cartilage damage and potential arthritis worries.

    However, physio has recommended cycling and I've managed four sessions so far, cycling on a stationary gym machine for no longer than 10 minutes.

    Obviously, very tough and tricky to get my legs working after all this time (I'm only 24) but I had a slightly unrelated question:

    When people on this site discuss intervals, I don't understand the L1/2/3 etc. reference. Could anyone kindly point me in the right direction? I've searched the net but with no luck.

    Many thanks!
     
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  2. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    Without getting into great detail these are levels of training based on time duration and intensity for a given training program and are designed to achieve a level approaching, at or above your aerobic threshold.

    I'll bet someone on here has a chart they could post.
     
  3. Magicpunch

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    Thanks for the help J. Yes, a chart or some more specifics would be extremely helpful as it'd allow me to translate a lot of the discussion that goes on around here.

    I'm packing in running for when the knee recovers and hope to take up some cycling.

    Cheers!
     
  4. jhuskey

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    Brilliant! That has answered all of my questions ...

    ... for now!

    Cheers JHuskey
     
  6. jhuskey

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    Cool, good luck with the cycling. I gave up running years ago and never looked back.
     
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