How did you determine your AeT? When you did that test, you not only discovered your AeT heart rate, you also discovered your AeT pace for the incline you were running on. By definition, you should be able to run at or just under that pace and stay under AeT. Otherwise you haven’t really found your AeT. If you’re using an AeT estimate based on something other than an AeT test, like a formula that extrapolates from your anaerobic threshold or max HR, then you have no data about how fast you should be able to run and stay under AeT. A lot of people have to walk fast instead of run when they’re starting out. Two years ago I had to jog slowly and sometimes walk to stay under AeT, especially on any kind of incline. Now I have to run at a pretty good clip to stay above my recovery zone.
Can't keep HR down
Hi all, I haven’t done much aerobic training the past several years but have recently started in hopes of making my days in the mountains more enjoyable. I’m trying to do some running but find that no matter how slow I go, my heart rate jumps up past my aerobic threshold in no time.
Are there any tricks I should know about to keeping my HR in check while running? Or could it be that running just isn’t something I can do yet while I’m building my aerobic base?
If there’s any more info about me that would help you answer my questions, just let me know. Thanks!
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