Understanding the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) for your cycling is crucial in order to get a more complete picture of your training and racing on the bike. Topics in this post include a brief introduction to RPE, the origin of the original RPE rating, connection to power based training zones, and a few practical suggestions on how to apply RPE in your training.

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Written by Nate Dunn M.S.

Nate Dunn has spent his entire career in education and coaching. As a former teacher and now founder/head coach at Data Driven Athlete, he is most excited about helping cyclists discover their potential as they experience more great days on the bike.