So yesterday I headed to the gym to redo my Heart Rate Zones. Same drill as before, warm up and them a 20 minutes timetrial at best effort. My HR spiked a little and then settled after half a mile and the first mile clicked by in 8:07. I started the next phase; I went out a little too fast and the backed off a little too much and finally got in the groove.
|Mile 1 Wk1||Mile 1 Wk8||Mile 2 Wk1||Mile 2 Wk8||Mile 3 Wk1||Mile 3 Wk8|
I have bolded Week 8 just to make it easier to read. For Mile 3 Wk 1 I covered 0.91 of a mile and for Week 8 I covered 0.98. So here’s the takeaways, feel free to correct me.
* Overall I am faster, I covered more distance in the same time, only 0.07 more, but more nevertheless
* I have a higher top end of speed maxing out at 9.7 compared to 9.3
* I have a higher HR capacity or LT threshold topping out at 181 compared to 175
So what next, well according to Friel I can rezone to the following:
|Zone 1||0 – 138||0 –143|
|Zone 2||139 – 148||144 – 154|
|Zone 3||149 – 156||155 – 161|
|Zone 4||157 –163||162 – 168|
So for the next month these will be my new Zones and I’ll be spending my time in Zone 2, well as much of it as I can…then the fun really starts; hillwork!