Sufferlandrian and new cyclist since autumn 2019, I did 5 Full Frontal and 4 Half Monty since then. All this within the framework of the control of training programs. Today, I did the 4th Half Monty, week 8 of the TT Advanced Plan, with a slight progression from the Half Monty 27th October (Even though I did a Full Frontal on October 29th, I prefer to compare the results of the Half Monty, same protocol.) : FTP 298W -> 310W and MAP 381 -> 394. At 47 years old I accept any progression.
As I was a bit surprised by my LTHR which was lower (167 instead of 171, and the lowest ever), I was interested in the room temperature during each test (FF and HM). I consulted my GARMIN activities and I could see that of all the tests, today’s was the one where the temperature was the lowest.
Any correlation between ambient temperature and LTHR? Not enough data to tell, but if someone has more information… I know that the colder it is the slower the heart beats but it should also affect the maximum pulse?
When I looked at the details of these tests, something else struck me and made me very happy. And I share it here because it is also an important part of cycling training. According to GARMIN with ASSIOMA DUO my L/R Balance, L/R Torque Effectiveness and L/R Pedal Smoothness have evolved very positively :
|Type||Date||L/R Balance||L/R Torque Effectiveness||L/R Pedal Smoothness|
|FF||27.10.19||No data||No data||No data|
Conclusion: the benefit of training is not only FTP and other performance indicators but also this kind of things. On the road I think it’s important.
Do you have an opinion on the matter?
Regards from Switzerland and best wishes !