- Apr 8, 2006
No doubt training has to be structured to some extent to be sure that the physical requirements of your event(s) are being honed. However, as I read these posts I am amazed by the micromanagement of heart rate zones, power zones, interval durations, etc. It sounds more like mission control at NASA than training for an athletic event. I would recommend reading the excellent book "Flying Scotsman: Cycling to Triumph Through my Darkest Hours," by Graeme Obree. Obree achieved the world hour record and was a major star on the European track and road circuit in the 90s. He trained by intuition alone and did not, as a rule, even wear a heart rate monitor. I think a lot of you in this forum would enjoy cycling more and possible improve your results by ceasing to be such a slave to one or the other of the "scientific methods."