Other info that might be helpful:
* I used a Wahoo Tickr X chest strap for measure my heart rate.
* If you look at the TP activity, the elevation gain and loss is very wrong. Not sure what the Wahoo Fitness App calculated there, but it was almost entirely flat.
* While I didn’t use any “Track Mode” on my watch as recommended here (https://uphillathlete.com/running-tracks-and-gps-watches/), I was checking on every lap that my Wahoo App was measuring in either 0.24 or 0.25 mile increments from the previous lap.
Hi, I’m new to heart rate zone training and new to TrainingPeaks, so I want to make sure I’m not messing anything up.
For background, I’m a 27-year-old male, ran cross country and track competitively from age 11 to age 18 and was fairly fit towards the end of high school, logging 40-55 mile weeks throughout most of those last few years. Nothing special speed wise though, 5K PR of 16:50 on a cross country course, 8 mile tempo runs at 6:10-6:25/mi pace type of thing.
Over the past few years, I’ve tried to get into trail running more and more, was able to run a trail half marathon and a trail marathon in late 2018/early 2019 before struggling with Achilles/soleus tendonitis for a bit, likely due to my switch from heel striking to midfoot/forefoot striking.
With all that as context, I conducted my first heart rate drift test a couple days ago. After a 15 minute warm-up, I ran most of it on a track, keeping equal pace (~7:55/mi) and heart rate (low 150s bpm) for 45 minutes. My Pa:Hr ended up being 0.60%, which I think is too low, meaning I was running below my aerobic threshold.
* Am I correct that 0.60% is super low for Pa:Hr?
* Do I need to re-take the test at a faster pace? If yes, what starting heart rate do you recommend I aim for? If not, what would be your best guess for my AeT?
* While the pace was conversational (I took a phone call during it), I wasn’t able to limit my breathing through only my nose. Does this matter at all?
* Anything you would recommend I do differently next time I take the test?
Thanks in advance!
Source activity if anyone is interested: http://tpks.ws/FTHWPGIQF4SJXTI4FEYTRMETSU
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