I wanted to get your .2c on my Zone calculations based on a VO2 Max test that I just completed and the TFTNA HR Table.
BACKGROUND: I have taken an extended break from structured training since we had our first child, which was a little over two years ago. I decided to ramp back into training with the AeT test that’s part of the 24 Week Mountaineering Programming. Long story short, I ran the test twice and managed to exceed the 5% drift to identify my AeT. Figured it’s been ages since I’ve dove into this, so I decided to spring for a VO2 Max test and get some data as a starting point.
Max HR: 186
Respiratory Compensation (RC): 161
Lactate Threshold (LT): 125
Not the best results, but expected after taking such a long time off. I’ve been having some challenges finding a clear translation using the info above to calculate AnT and AeT, but what I can find out, AnT most closely aligns with RC, and AeT is roughly identified by subtracting 30 from LT. Which would put my AeT @ 95bmp (125 – 30), below the Zone 1 threshold defined in the book (55%-75%). All that said, the Approx % of max HR seems way off based on the info above.
Based on Scott Johnston’s note about ADS, I know that’s me.
Thoughts on if I should calculate things off of the VO2 Max test, or leverage the calculated Zones from my HR Max?
Thanks for any help!