How fast can AeT drop during a break in trainingq

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    patrick.nygren
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    I have been dealing with small injuries here and there over the last couple of years. I recently had a consistent block of training from March to the beginning of August, and my AeT started at 140 and moved up to 152 over the course of this training (using a chest strap and a very well-controlled HR Drift Test on a perfectly flat course). Then life happened, I got busy and also did the big no-no: really long efforts on the weekends, resulting in me being too tired to train consistently during the week for about the last 3 weeks.

    I plan on doing a spot-check for my AeT next week, but I’m curious to hear the experience of others with regard to how much AeT can drop during a period of inconsistent or no training. Hopefully that will give me an idea of where to aim for the test. Thanks in advance!

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    Scott Semple on #44892

    How much your AeT HR may have changed is hard to guess. More importantly, you’ll probably find that either your speed for a given HR will be slower and/or the amount of time that you can sustain it will be less.

    As a general rule of thumb, it takes about one day of easy volume per day missed until you’re back in action.

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