I’m deep into the cx season and I’ve got all my hard efforts covered with cx training and racing, however now that the weather is turning I’m toying with the idea of doing some of my steady endurance work indoors rather than out.
Normally my idea of a decent Z2 endurance workout would be a nice 3-4hr ride either on my mtb or the road. I don’t get fussy about the specifics, just aim to get time in the saddle at a conversational pace. I’ll still do one of these most weekends but I’d like to replace my mid-week night ride sometimes.
If I were to do it indoors then I’d need to get some data involved!
So if my ftp is around 290w (@70kg) then how hard should I pitch an aerobic Z2 session? AND is an hour worth it? (I personally think any on the bike time is worth it) or am I looking at 2hrs minimum?
I’ll start the numbers game with; I’d like to do it at 150w - nice and easy, no mental toughness needed. However I think 200w would be more productive but would be a whole different ball game regarding mental commitment after half an hour or so.
Over to you guys…
(P.s. how awesome are those Trainerroad podcasts! Nerd Nirvana!)