The fact that the track you were running on had some elevation changes probably didn’t have a huge impact on the accuracy of the test. The important thing is that the HR drift test you did backed up the results of the initial test, so you can be confident that your AeT is accurate.
AeT Test on a running track
I recently did a blood lactate lab test, which gave me an AeT of 157. Honestly it’s not the pace/HR that feels “easy”. So I decided to do a HR drift test to cross check on a running track. With an average HR of 155, it was still below 3%, so the test looks to be accurate. I have two questions:
1. Running for 1 hour at this new (faster) pace, it felt moderate, definitely not “easy”, although I had no issues keeping it stable – is that normal? For me the easy feeling what I feel I could continue for hours is at much lower HR.
2. The 400m loop has 2m up and down, is that an issue? Can it subvert the AeT test? So in the 1 hour test, where i run ~10.5km I gained ~56m elevation.
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