TIGHTEN YOUR ZONES
If you want to get the most from your workouts, then commit to zone training.
Zone training allows you to perform each session at an ideal intensity, providing varied training stimuli to enhance the multiple energy systems required for effective racing. You’ll improve your aerobic base, anaerobic threshold, and V02 max. You’ll also avoid junk miles, overtraining and injury as you progressively get faster.
Your personal training zones are generally extrapolated from your lactate threshold. Originally based on heart rate, your LT can also be determined from power, pace and even perceived exertion (RPE).
Learn how to calculate your training zones for swimming, cycling and running. You have numerous options, and this article does a good job in describing many of them. If you’re serious about getting faster, then zone training is your solution.