<Your recovery can be monitored by measuring the lactic acid flowing around in your blood. Keep in mind that it is the acid in your muscles that is the pain in the ...
I have always some pain now...
<When your back at your own low rate in rest. you can considder things done in your body. Because your heart doesn't have to pump that hard to get all the acid out of your system via the kidneys.
I have experienceses that so what goes when you look only your resting hart rate....it's going well, exactly lower than normal. But so is max. hr also...then you need looong rest. That goes if you train a lot and low hr's. So every week should have few max. sprints so harts max. hr and hr rice are make noted. No rice, more rest. Or you are training for eternal slowness...I'm not!
<IMO measuring the lactic acid is a to expensive way for us mere mortals.
I was thinking to do it this way:
-before weeks hard training, measure acid's.
-if elevated, skip or ride slow and under 2h.
-if elevated think how you get there. What was the reason?
-in winter training is moustly same amount. Aerobic training time in it will vary. Use lactare readings to adjust Polar's factor numbers in stress gatering table.
-Try to measure how much acid will produce in blood/hour in short time trial,like 10-20km (nearly 100% anaerobic) ,try same in base level riding for longer time, 100% base HR. How much more times acid anaerobic riding prodused/hour? 5-9? Put that to Polar!
-Same way could done with aerobic riding. Try ride 100% Aerobic ride, 1hour etc. on middle on your aerobic area. Compare on pure base riding. Put number of times to Polar.
Only then you can use HR-monitor to look how hard was you week/month/year...?
Somebody could say something about this idea, does it seem to be silly/stupid etc? I just always want to know when I'm ready to train (hart) next time.
<they base their supercompensation training on it
Me too. Why not? I you want to get better, you must train and recover both enought. Not less but definedly not more. If meter cost ~300E and 1 measuring/week after recovery days is 1-2E,that ok for me. If it saves lot of time and pain killers....