Rodger, It is a bit goal/timing dependent. Do you have a climbing specific goal in the next 3-6 months?
I’m 61, recently “semi-retired”, and a life-long climber. I have more time available to train and am motivated to train smarter. I’ve been moderately compliant working on self-diagnosed Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome for going on 20 weeks. After several overly ambitious treadmill HR Drift tests from 8.9 to 8.0 to 6.8% drift, I finally established my AeT at a lowly 110 (13 weeks ago). My AeT has improved to about 126 since then. My AnT is at least 152 so AnT-AeT won’t pass the 10% test for a while yet. I’ve averaged about 12 hours, 26 miles and worked up to about 7,000ft/week in the last 12 weeks. I have been doing some ME Z3 during regular winter climbing sessions carrying a pack. It seems my AeT is still too low, but I chose the intermediate plan for the Mountaineering Training Group based on the questionnaire. Would you recommend following the Intermediate Plan but with greater time emphasis still on Z2? Do you think the ME Z3 workouts are appropriate for me at this juncture? Thanks, I’d appreciate any advice.
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