I think that the proportion of your total training time that you spend in Zone 1 is way more important than simply staying under your aerobic threshold. IIRC from TFNA, the idea is that ~70% of your volume should be in Zone 1 and that’s what I aim for on average over time. Does that help?
For the “undertrained”/just getting back to consistent training athlete (who obviously has a lower aerobic threshold heart rate) trying to focus on endurance/aerobic threshold training…but doing a longer aerobic day on the weekend ski touring with buddies as part of training versus how much is too much of a day…how counterproductive/destructive in the scheme of aerobic training is a bigger day? Could a Sunday bigger day with rest day Monday be “OK” in the training plan? How much should I “not go over” aerobic threshold on a longer day, how much does it set me back in the big scheme of training? Any practical advice in this area? I suspect this is too vague of a question, but looking for more specific advice. How big is too big? How hard is too hard? Should I be paying paranoid attention to heart rate on those bigger weekend days? Thanks, Chet
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