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Old 07-20-06, 05:25 AM
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Training Zones changes over time

Almost a year ago I did the V02 max test, Lactate Threshold test and Max HR test to help accurately establish training zones. At that point I had been training for about 1 year. I am now 29 years old and have continued a steady training program. Planning 400 hours this year up from about 340 last year. I was just wondering if there is any rule of thumb with regards an increase in physical fitness and changing training zones. I can provide more details if I can get a better answer. I can also get retested if that's the best way but I wasn't planning on doing that again until the season is finished. Thanx.
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Old 07-20-06, 07:38 AM
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Your HR zones never change with respect to percent VO2 Max. The formula is:

%MHR=0.64 × %VO2 Max + 37

Found this at http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/maxhr.htm

Your LT will change, your RHR will change, and your fat burning ability will change, and your VO2 Max will change.

Edit: To add to that, I think the test should be done in place of your personal time trial. Do it twice a year if you can afford it. One right before peaking and one at the start of the training season.

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