Injury forces cycling, power or heart rate?

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    gsholling
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    Hi,

    I’m currently getting slightly injured so wanted to replace some of my runs for cycling (at least the easy runs, but some of the fast finish runs for example).

    I’ve got a power meter on the bike and on Stryd but don’t believe they are at all comparable. So was going to do my easy runs based on heart rate instead and assume my cycling zones are similar (maybe drop 5 beats).

    Does anyone else have any comparative information between Stryd and a cycling power meter in such a situation?

    Thanks

    Gordon

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    Charles
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    You will need to establish the power zones separately and select your workouts according to the FTP for each… That will assure that you are working at the appropriate intensity for bike and run.

    I don’t understand why you would want to use heart rate for your runs. Power does a much better job of controlling workout intensity and is especially useful if you are trying to avoid unnecessary surges in effort which can be totally masked by heart rate.

    #18479
    FatDad
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    Just to add to Charles, in TP you set the zones up for each activity type (run, cycle, swim).

    I am returning from injury and power is way better for me to avoid over exerting on a down hill etc. I also used one of the 8020 specific recovery plans.

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