Aerobic endurance is your ability to sustain a certain level of intensity for a long period of time, it is a measure of your riding stamina. While speed, power, and technique are vitally important aspects of performing better, aerobic endurance is the foundation upon which you build to get faster and stronger.
Improve your Aerobic Endurance To improve your aerobic endurance, you should ride for a prolonged period, usually 90-120 minutes, at 60-80% of your maximum heart rate, or in zones 2 and 3. How you split your time in each zone depends on your training goals and fitness level.
Find your sweet spot Keeping your intensity in the narrow channel of 75%-80% of your max heart rate in zone 3 is where many riders enter a so-called sweet spot for endurance training. Riding at this intensity for a long time without dipping back down into zone 2 can get really tough, so listen to your body. It should be challenging but not excruciating.
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Our Cycle Lab Active weekly rides are the perfect opportunity for you to build your aerobic endurance and base.