I am so happy to find these forums! I did my AnT test today. I use a Polar Vantage m watch which I bought for the accuracy of its wrist hr monitor and it seems on so far. But today’s test was so wierd. I warmed up a bit long maybe 20 minutes because I had to get to the big hill. I will say I am terrible on hills and just never seem to get stronger. My legs burn early and I end up hiking. So I started running up the big hill at a pretty slow pace and my legs start dying fast and my breathing increases but HR starts slowing down. After 10 minutes my heart is beating so hard, legs are burning to the max but HR is still showing about my AeT (140) though my perceived exertion was much much more than during that test. Then equally bizarre going back downhill running fast my HR goes way up (157).
Could it be just my slow ass pace up the hill or maybe the cooler temps this morning vs during the treadmill AeT test? Or do I just need to suck it up and order the HR chest strap because maybe this doesn’t make any sense at all? Love any feedback