Adding ‘Feel’ to your Training Zones
By utilizing varying levels of effort we are able to train more efficiently and gadgets are a great way of providing feedback of those effort levels. Power and HR on the bike, pace and HR on the run and a lap timer in the pool.
By applying markers to those efforts levels – Training Zones – we can use gadgets to judge whether we are in those zones.
Gadgets give real time feedback of your data Training Zones, but do not take into account your particular situation in any given workout. Your training load, levels of fatigue, amount of sleep, nutrition and several other inputs all have an affect n your performance.
At PB+J we like to view your perceived effort as the highest priority marker for your levels of effort, regardless of what your gadgets say. You know your powe zones, you know your paces zones. But, how should those zones feel.