The Wizard JS wrote:
I think the thing that bothers me most about this thread is that this dude is calculating his VDOT value based on how quickly he runs his recovery runs...
No, he isn`t. He calculates ( more precisely his coach.. me )) ) on the three most important factors for the result , maxVO2 pace, LT-pace and the so called aerobic power pace ( Long Steady Distance) . To get the most benefit of your easy runs most of them should be close to the "breakpoint" where the run starts to be more anaerobic, but not faster than you really recover.And especially when you run this effective low mileage way it`s of highest priority that you get most out of your easy runs as possible . Sometimes when you are tired after a race or a tougher workout the easy run the day after can be slower.
So? No blood samples, no races and no time trials. How do you calculate his LT?
I did TT before:
3km -09:26-176bpm (but this TT was not all out by effort). We started from this point
rest heart rate=42-46