How would you imitate ski mountaineering for an AeT test?

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  • #34426

    Hi guys,

    I suspect that my AeT is different between uphill running and ski mountaineering. How would you imitate ski mountaineering on a treadmill?

    I was thinking about using poles and wearing ski mountaineering boots?!


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    Rachel on #34427

    I would go do the actual activity. Last year one day I skinned the same ski slope twice (1000 feet, about ~30 minutes of uphill each time) and used it as an AeT test. I just compared the HR and time to do the laps and calculated the drift. There is a little time in between but it seemed minimal. Or if you have a big mountain that you can go up for an hour, although I wonder about the effects of being at a higher altitude for the second half.

    Scott Johnston on #34487

    Here is how we do it
    Scroll down to what Scott Semple calls our Treadski:-) Great way to train for skimo by the way.


    Dada on #34491

    Thx Rachel & Scott!

    : great idea, I think it’s a little bit over engineered for me just testing AeT though.

    @Rachelp: that sounds really cool. Do you have more information on how you did this? How did you control for the difference in pace? Did you ski down with your skins on? Did you do it on trainingpeaks?


    Rachel on #34591

    I’ll see if I can find the TP workout to share, but what I did was skin up trying to stay at my AeT or below. At the top I took off my skins and skied down, then put the skins back on for another lap. Again I stayed at AeT or below for the second lap. At the time I wasn’t intending for it to be an AeT test but later I noticed I had under 5% drift, and that other than the quick ski break in the middle it was as close as I was going to get to a high altitude AeT test. My ski area only has 1100 feet of vert so it would be a little hard to find an hour long route to the top.

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