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08-14-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By koala logs

Why nonsense? It's easier to do z4 / z5's in...

Why nonsense? It's easier to do z4 / z5's in forward position. If z4 / z5 is already hard, won't you want to make it feel easier or less painful? If you're in less pain, you can do the effort...
08-08-22, 02:11 PM
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Posted By koala logs

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens...

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens the hip angle just like when you slam the saddle forward. You also do both which opens up the hip angle even more.

I found OOS training at z4 / z5...
08-08-22, 01:58 PM
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Posted By koala logs

Nice! Looks you might be doing z5 in that...

Nice! Looks you might be doing z5 in that picture. That looks steep enough to see benefit from tilting the saddle down. It improves comfort and power for most riders on climbs.

But of course, the...
08-08-22, 06:20 AM
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Posted By koala logs

That's what I meant. 8 minutes at z5 is long...

That's what I meant. 8 minutes at z5 is long enough. I typically do 5 minutes z5 with two minutes z4 "break" in between.



To reduce RPE (Perceived effort) and improve respiration for high...
08-08-22, 12:53 AM
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Posted By koala logs

You may need a different bike fit for prolonged...

You may need a different bike fit for prolonged z4 and z5 efforts. This is likely going to be very similar to TT bike fit.

I simply do it standing for lower RPE. The key is find the lowest RPE...
07-31-22, 09:06 PM
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Posted By koala logs

For positions, the #1 consideration is comfort...

For positions, the #1 consideration is comfort and at the effort level you're attempting, you must be in a comfortable position / posture at the effort level.

If your muscles are still very sore...
07-31-22, 08:51 PM
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Posted By koala logs

I can only do it once or twice a week, the day...

I can only do it once or twice a week, the day after recovery / rest day. It's hard for me to believe my MHR would be significantly higher than 200 bpm at my age.

It's probably borderline z4. The...
07-31-22, 10:39 AM
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Posted By koala logs

I am baffled myself. Lately, I have advanced...

I am baffled myself.

Lately, I have advanced enough in training to maintain a heart rate of over 200 bpm for 15 minutes. At my age of 40, that's clearly zone 5 territory.

To do that I'm...
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