What was the average HR for the first 2-3 minutes of the test? Personally I would either retest soon or just add 3 bpm or so (to the starting HR) until the next test.
I’m 61yo with ADS. I’ve been training the past 6 weeks running at a slow pace with my HR in the 125-130 range to stay in approximated Zone 2. I performed a AeT test with the treadmill set to 3mph and a 10% incline. After a 15 min warm up, my HR for the first 30 min was 130 and for the next 30 min was 132 for a 1.5% increase and well below the 5%.
Based on these results, it seems that 132 would be too low to set at the top of my Z2 since there wasn’t much HR drift. Should I redo the test by increasing the treadmill speed to a point where I am closer to a 5% change or could I estiamte the top of Z2 as 137 (5% of 130)?
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