Know your cycling training sessions

Know your cycling training sessions

Michael Donlevy 18 Jul 2018 Learn the meaning of buzzwords and get to know your training sessions better Training is full of buzzwords and initialisms whose sole purpose seems to be making the process of getting fit as baffling as possible. It doesn’t have to be this way. Not when you know your FTPs from your TTIs, your MIETs from your HIITs and your RPIs from your RPEs. FTP: Functional threshold power FTP is closely related to your lactate threshold – the point at which your body produces lactic acid, which is what causes your muscles to burn and you to slow down. ‘FTP is the maximum average speed you can maintain for around one hour,’ says coach Ric Stern. The idea is to train just below that point, at your race pace, regularly enough to get fitter and increase your lactate tolerance. This will allow you to race faster, ...

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