Just a quick poll for the group. Does anyone else have a calculated LTHR that seems like a pretty high percentage of their max heart rate?
At age 37 I have a max hr of 205 (saw this during an untrained charity 5k about six months ago), and the 4DP calculates my lactate threshold as 187.
This seems high. As a result traditional heart rate zones get super compressed at the top end. Like, people say a good indicator of reachin vo2max is that your heart rate hits 90% of max. This says LTHR is above that! So getting up to vo2max is super tough.
anybody else have this issue? and what’s the approach when it comes to trying to do intervals where you reach vo2max? If reaching vo2max means reaching 90% of max, then no problem, but if it means reaching LTHR plus some amount, then i’m going to have to work a lot harder and modify the SUF plans in order to do it: I’d have to make the MAP targets harder, and also rest more leading up to each interval session.