I’d say AeT running feels like quiet nose breathing. It should feel easy and you should be able to talk in full sentences. If your nose breathing feels forced, you likely have passed your AeT into your zone 3. The aerobic threshold isn’t exactly rocket science but all of use sure do feel the need to try to pinpoint an already somewhat arbitrary value. I think the real value of the AeT is in simply slowing down, humbling ourselves and enjoying running.
Nasal Breathing for AeT Training
Hi, Sorry if this sounds similar to a topic I put up not so long ago but I’m struggling to find any info anywhere online.
I have Atrial fibrillation so cannot use heart rate to monitor my exertion/training levels which is very frustrating for trying to plan and see how my fitness level is fairing within AeT and AT thresholds and also if I have ADT and if so how much. It also makes planning for future races hard to gauge as I never know where I am actually at as I don’t have any data!
I am purely having to use Perceived Exertion mainly by monitoring my nose breathing and how easy/hard it is for base training. I find it quite easy to run slowly while breathing through the nose only. The problem is actually knowing for sure that even though it feels relatively easy I am definitely working my aerobic system alone and not my anaerobic system. Also the inability to carry out any threshold tests as they all rely on heart rate info means I’m feeling kind of lost as to where exactly I am or if I am improving at all and how to know if my AeT is expanding and by haw much in relation to my AT and that 7% rule. I’v scoured all over the internet, bought and tried your book to see if there was maybe some info in there but can’t seem to find anything anywhere that gives good and thorough suggestions to training by perceived exertion without using heart rate as the first port of call. I’m no expert and I would say that I am not a very advanced runner and the TFTUA says this method is for advanced runners only really (which I do understand, you can’t beat the experience of many years of observing your own body and mind in action for that).
If anybody has any suggestions or knows of any relevant info it would be very gratefully received!
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