Have you done the anaerobic threshold test?
That will put your AeT tests in the proper perspective.
Hi guys, thanks in advance for any help and contributions.
Based on ventilation and talking I previously thought my AeT was somewhere around 147-152. I’ve been doing the AeT test as described (I’m pretty certain) using the decoupling metric on TP and I’ve had 3 goes at it during the last week:
@145bpm Pa:HR 0.84%
@150bpm Pa:HR 0.23%
@155bpm Pa:HR 1.75%
At 145bpm I was pretty happy to see that I’d blitzed it.
At 150bpm I felt as though I could breathe through my nose but didn’t think it felt like “an easy pace”but definitely sustainable for a long period. Breathing was easy throughout. I was surprised to see the result.
At 155bpm I would have been struggling to to breathe through my nose even if I wasn’t a little congested and having a conversation would have been difficult. I did settle into it a bit after the first 20-30mins though. The pace also didn’t feel sustainable for much longer than the 1hr test – I may have been able to push out a half marathon. Maybe. My hamstrings were starting to tighten and my legs were starting to fatigue in general.
Leading up to these tests I have been doing nothing but aerobic base training (<145bpm) for a few months with really good results in improved pace at a low HR and increased training volume with no issues.
My question is: Does this test simply not work for some people? Or is it more likely that my AeT is higher than I thought and that I have so much work to do on my endurance and strength in my legs that this felt harder than it should?