Using the ventilatory thresholds to gauge effort level tends to be most accurate for well-trained athletes, so it would be best at this point to use HR as your guide. Over time, as you work with the AeT method of training, you’ll start to ‘know’ instinctively when you’re in Z2 and when you’re in Z3. If your heart’s working hard, then your heart is working hard, and you need to pay attention to that.
Hope this helps,
Hello everyone !
New to trail running and I was reading “Training for the Uphill Athlete”. Not finished yet but I have a question on building a solid aerobic base.
I’ve read in the book about the way to find your AeT by running on flat ground, mouth closed until it’s become hard and you have to use your mouth.
Also Mathieu Blanchard gave his insight of training in zone 1 most of the time, he described the zone 1 by running while your mouth is closed but I guess that his AeT/AnT gap is so small because he’s a professionnal.
I have a Garmin Watch who gave me by my zones (calculated by garmin I don’t know how)
So basically when I’m running mouth closed I can go to the upper of the zone 3, and I’m still relax, I’m not suffocating or whatever.
What thing should I trust ? The good old method of mouth closed and keep running ignoring the bpm alarm of my watch or keeping an eye on my watch and slow down once I’m leaving zone 2 ?
I also do grappling sports and I climb 2 days a week both. Sometime I feel tired so I feel that my BPM is raising up but I don’t feel it in my breathing. Is that normal ? Does that makes the HRM calculator falsy because I’m tired (I mean I do the same effort without exhaustion but my BPM is higher than usual)
Thank you !
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