After a very unhealthy second half of 2018, I’m psyched to get fit and strong again in 2019.
I’m trying to nail down best guesses for the key HR markers as a basis for training, but I’m struggling to get figures I have confidence with.
I’m 34 years old, 180cm (5’11”) and currently weigh 83kg (183 lbs). I was 77-78kg mid last year. I like to run (done a 56km 2000 vert m ultra), previously rock climbed a lot (3 years ago, before breeding) and I love a bit of alpine climbing, but its not very often because I live in Australia.
My current goals are getting fit for the spring (in Australia) trail running season (and dropping some kg in the process), and then really build up the rock again with the hope of joining a couple of mates on Lotus Flower Tower August 2020.
I’ve got a small (170vm, 550′) hill near to my house, but its a 30min drive to get to a bigger hill (750m, 2500′). I’ve tried to get the AeT sorted on my local hill, and AnT on the bigger one.
There’s a screen shot from TrainingPeaks attached. This was my effort this morning. Fluked it to get 30 mins of continuous uphill before the track dropped down briefly (killing of my mojo). I was pretty knackered by the end of 30 mins so feel like its a reasonable shot at getting my AnT. Average HR was 171.
There’s another screen shot attached from a run when I tried for AeT twice up the same track. I’ve had several goes on my local hill trying to nail this down using the nose breathing limit technique. It’s tricky though, as I can do 10-15 mins at HR 166ish only nose breathing and feeling like I’m doing it quite comfortably. I am doing deep regular breaths, and it feels entirely sustainable.
The reasons I doubt this is the correct AeT are because others here who are fitter have significantly lower AeT, and this would suggest a difference of only 5bpm between AeT and AnT, which is about 3%, which sounds like a stat for an elite athlete.
If anyone has a bit more experience in gauging AeT and AnT from these tests, I’d be super appreciative if you could offer your opinions…
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