Hi Melanie, for the first question. Yes take as long as you need to warm up then start the watch do the test. For your second question, since a warm up is built in to the hour, but you know you are slow to warm up, it would be more than reasonable for you to add 15min of a mellow warm up to the full hour of training. Especially since you have been with us for three rounds and your body is well adapted to consistent training.
Sending my best,
Adjusting training for a slow-to-go aerobic system
I’m catching up and just listened to the last zoom call about aerobic threshold. I had an “aha” moment when Maya made a comment that some people’s aerobic system can take 30 minutes to get fully online. This is definitely me. When I used to do long road rides I sometimes went almost a full hour before I felt like everything was finally online. More relevant to now, I think I’ve spent the first 20 minutes of my (three so far–this is my 3rd round of FUA) aerobic threshold tests still warming up. That is, 20 minutes AFTER I’ve already done a 15-minute warm-up and started the test.
My assumption is that for the test, I should take as long as I need to get warmed up before I start?
What about my normal hour-long aerobic workouts? Should I add any warm-up time or just let the warm-up take as long as it takes and use what I have left in the hour accordingly?
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