I’m in to the week 4 of my base phase, and I thought it would be a good time to test my AeT. I’ve been estimating it for this training cycle and honestly for all of my prior training efforts. This has been the first time I have been consistent enough in my training to warrant knowing the AeT with more specificity.
I went in to the warm up shooting for 155, but I felt pretty solid as my Hr leveled out at 160 in the warm up. My Anaerobic Threshold test a few weeks ago came out to 176. The trail was supposed to be a nice flat, crushed rock path that ever so slightly trends uphill. I chose to run it straight rather than out and back just in case. Apparently I missed the notice the city is replacing a bridge so I had a little interruption/detour as I had to get around the bridge work. 10 minutes in to the test portion (25 min accounting for the 15 min warm up) you can see I had to redirect on some paths down in the park for roughly 10 minutes.
All told, I felt great and thought I likely hit it on the head for the AeT at 160; a little higher than I thought…so I was feeling pleased to see results. But when I select the 60 minutes of the test I get a Pa:Hr of -3.57%?!? I presume 1 of 2 things is happening, my AeT is way higher than I thought…or the detour messed with the results.
Any insights or info I can glean? Should I simply run the test again next week? Or can I read the tea leaves and infer my AeT? With my Lactate Threshold at 176, I have reservations thinking my AeT is much higher than 160.