Hello Kathy! Great questions I am going to answer below in the same order.
1.) You don’t need to do an AnT Test (Anaerobic Threshold Test). In the Intermediate and advanced plan there is a test scheduled for Week 9 I believe. The reason we don’t put this in for a few weeks as it is a really hard workout. We want to make sure everyone is strong enough before we do the test to avoid injury. So don’t sweat it for now, you can always estimate 10% more than Zone 2 (we will go over this on Tuesday).
2.) We almost always use 4 zones. I will go over how we do this on Tuesday’s Zoom.
3.) There is a great thread on the forum from yesterday I believe talking about how to shift in Training Peaks. In short there is a little menu bar to the right of the plan if you click on that there is an option called “shift” that you can click on and make changes. IF you can’t figure that out we can go over it on zoom. You can also manually move all your workout around too!
4.) Probably you will have to just go with whatever HR you need to be at to keep up. If you get to set pace and keep it aerobic that is always the best, but we also know sometimes you just gotta go with the group pace to stay safe. I would track the workouts as you see fit. One whole day can be interesting just to measure how much you are moving ect…If your watch dies and needs charging I would record each workout.
I hope that helps!!