You should be at or below AeT for the whole run, even if it means walking the hills.
If a training plan schedules a 1:30 run at AeT, should the entire run be done at roughly AeT (other than warm-up)? Let’s say the plan is to do this run with considerable vertical. The downhill heart rate will likely be much lower than AeT ( likely Zone 1). In this scenario, does one simply run 1:30 with uphills/flats at AeT, and downhill <AeT. Or should the run include a full 1:30 at AeT, with the downhills as extra time and miles. Of course in this second scenario that would make the run’s time and distance much longer?
One more question: Do you recommend or prefer a training plan based off of time (ie a 1 hour run) or distance (ie 7 miles)?
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