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    Mike on · in reply to: AeT Results Question #30207

    Many thanks to everybody for your feedback and advice. I’ve increased my AeT to 135 and plan to retest in another couple of weeks. I am definitely starting to feel aerobically stronger and have to walk less to keep my HR <135. After almsot 9 weeks since starting my training, I ran a unplanned 5K for time on my Friday night run. While it wasn’t my goal when I first started out to test my 5K ability, I increased my tempo and it felt great to open up and I didn’t haven to stop due to muscle fatigue or inability to keep going. When I finished, I took almsot 5 min off my previous best 5K time and today I was almsot 4 min better on my 5mi time while staying in Z2 and below. It appears training is paying off and maybe I am starting to minimize my AED.

    Thanks again,
    Mike

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    Mike on · in reply to: AeT Results Question #29520

    Derek,

    Thanks for your feedback and information. My training goal is Mt. Rainier in Aug 2020. My goal is to build as big a base as possible between now and Feb with slow runs varying in distance and time with a recovery week every 4 weeks. In Feb, I am starting the 24 week mountaineering training plan by Scott & Steve. I’ve not done the AnT test and it would be interesting to see what the results might reveal.

    I read your other posts and it seems like we have similar questions on how to adjust our AeT as we get fitter?

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Mike on · in reply to: AeT Results Question #29492

    My ave HR for the 1st 3 min was 125.


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    Mike on · in reply to: Running vs Indoor Cycling #14164

    Thank you both for your reply. I certainly understand your points of view from a musculoskeletal perspective in comparing the muscle activation and energy expenditures between cycling and running as well as the cardiovascular demands being different based on the workload between the two activities.

    However, my challenge is whenever I run, I tend to get injured, typically in my gastroc/Achilles tendon complex or IT band. I can walk and hike for hours (I live in NH and typically have no problems hiking 6-8 hours in our mountains) with no adverse effects. However, I want to improve my CV fitness for Rainier. I imagine some walk/run interval could help but it may take months till I can run continuously for 60 minutes. I also have access to treadmill and stair climber for CV fitness which usually doesn’t present an injury risk when at the slower, non-running speeds which would be in my Z1 range.

    Creativity will be key to improve CV fitness without increasing the risk of a lower extremity injury. Any other feedback??

    Mike

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