Aerobic threshold and cross country skiing

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    ajpartanen
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    Hi

    I’ve dabbed a bit to cross country skiing this winter. Cold winter makes running unpleasent so I thought that skiing would be nicer way to get aerobic training in.
    I did heart rate drift test and found out that AeT for skiing (classic) is 153. My running AeT is 144. Is that big difference between sports possible or have I just done my testing wrong?

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    Jane Mackay on #84816

    Hi ajpartanen,
    I ran your question by coach Pedro Carvalho. Here is his reply:

    Most likely its not correct , but one of the reasons it can give differently and higher is because skiing is a sport without no impact, and your weight has not so much impact. To be sure, it would be a good idea to redo the test for skiing.

    Another important thing to remember is that each sport has its specificity — i.e. we should only compare apples with apples, and not compare numbers from one sport with numbers from another sport.

    Does that help?
    Jane

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    ajpartanen on #84846

    Thank you Jane.
    I Will do test avain. I was predicting that heart beat would be higher in skiing. It was just so much higher that I thought I had done something wrong.

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    ajpartanen on #84847

    Thank you Jane.
    I Will do test again. I was predicting that heart beat would be higher in skiing. It was just so much higher that I thought I had done something wrong.

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    ajpartanen on #84951

    I found one more reason for high aet. My heart rate monitor chest strap’s screws were loose. That caused my heart rate to be a bit higher in general.

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    Jane Mackay on #84953

    Good you figured that out!

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