Heart Rate and Training, Lactate Threshold HR and HR Variability

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Cycling topics discussed this week

Want to know how to use heart rate in training? Do you know why power is a better measurement to track fitness? Have you heard of the usefulness of heart rate variability when planning workouts? Watch the video on this post and see below links for additional resources on these topics:

About the ride

Zwift ODZ Chat and Chill is a steady, easy pace ride on Zwift that also gives riders an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to the group such as training, nutrition, events, and all things cycling. Use it as a warm-up or a recovery ride, or if you are just looking for a laid back ride with a friendly group and good chatter.

Every Monday on Zwift, at 7:05 AM ET/12:05 GMT/13:05 CET and broadcasted live on YouTube and Facebook.

Send me your comments or requests for future topics! Read about last week’s topics here. Hope to see you on future rides!

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Theia is a licensed professional USA Cycling Level 3 coach with Vision Quest, and coaches athletes from all over the country. A life-long lover of all forms of exercise and dance, she became a certified ballet instructor shortly before entering law school, and discovered her passion for cycling when she got her first road bike from her husband Drew on their wedding anniversary. Theia is also an active member of the cycling community in Zwift, and leads a ladies’ race series for Team ODZ and weekly workouts for Zwift Academy. In addition to coaching, Theia can be found enjoying daily rides and participating in races, long endurance events, and cycling camps.