Just got the book: The Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Freil. So far so good. The first real step in evaluating my athletic condition is finding my Anerobic (Lactate) Threshold. He says this should be done with 2 different tests and then averaged. One test is a POWER test with a Power-Tap or Compu-Trainer. The other test is a TIME TRIAL, 30 minutes on a flat straight road at race intensity. I don't have a POWER meter, so I can only go by the TT results. Supposedly, your average heart rate over the TT duration estimates your Lactate Threshold. Mine was 165 BPM.
My question is this: Is this enough to base all of my future training efforts on, or should I retest and average the 2 results? Or, should I look into getting tested reliably (I'm a broke ass right now...)?
Also, is anyone familiar with this book or its author?