Also really interested to hear some answers to this question.
Understanding AeT and Cross Training
I am wondering if anyone can enlighten me on cross-training effects on aerobic threshold across different disciplines.
For example, I have ~10 years of Category 3/4 cycling racing with a solid base of zone 1/2 training that has closed the gap on my cycling-specific ADS. I feel fantastic on a bike. However, once I started trail running about two years ago I noticed a substantial gap in my running-specific ADS. It appears that my aerobic training in cycling has not contributed much to my aerobic running efficiency. Why is this?
My assumption is that both activities utilize different muscle groups, and I have not properly trained the metabolic pathways used specific to running. Is this a fair assessment? If so, what training benefits do translate between aerobic activities such as cycling/running/rowing/hiking/swimming, etc?
Put specifically, just how is my two-hour aerobic bike ride contributing to my aerobic training in my run, if at all?
Hope that isn’t too broad of a question. Thanks!
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