iheartbianchi wrote: ↑Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:39 am
.....No buddy, it's not close enough. You proved that with your screenshots - you spent little to no time at Vo2Max intensities (and you did not produce maximal aerobic power - slightly different concept since this is a measure of output at peak O2 consumption, and not merely O2 consumption, explained further below) during your segments....
No, please, do go on.
Vo2Max = aerobic capacity, or more technically, maximal oxygen consumption. But just like MaxHR, it is merely a snapshot of a physioliogical measure, which is meaningless in training unless we tie it to a measure of output. That's why we speak in terms of intensity, or work. That's why I referred to maximal aerobic power in that context, which is your peak oxygen consumption during a specific period of exercise (and not just a snapshot that is Vo2Max). You exertion level during your 5 minute segment was not at peak oxygen consumption for aerobic metabolism, and as a result the intensity of your output (i.e., power) was also lower. To simplify, we say, your 5 minute segment was not at maximal aerobic power, or to further simply, you were not at Vo2Max intensities. To be clear, when we say "intensity" we don't mean how you feel, the expression on your face, your attitude or mindset...we are talking about output ("distribution of intensites...").
A prime example of a word salad. Vo2max is very well defined. Maximal aerobic power is well defined. Please don't confuse people with your lack of understanding. This is just painful reading now.
You're probably confusing Vo2Max (as a snapshot of cardiac output and arteriovenous oxygen) with the output at Vo2Max for a given duration of exercise. Your snapshot of Vo2Max, e.g., 70ml/kg/min, is irrelevant during any period of exercise. In training, nobody cares about the amount of oxygen your body consumed during 5 minutes, or your maximal oxygen consumption - we care about what this means in terms of the power or work your body was able to produce aerobically. Based on my napkin math, you were at around 85% of Vo2Max intensity for most of that segment - this is not the appropriate intensity level for Vo2Max work, but squarely an LT effort. Not to mention the initial anaerobic portion which did nothing but hurt you.
Oh this is golden, "napkin math" holy shit. What a joke. This is pure comedy now.
This is A class trolling now folks. Move along. Like I said, anyone who actually can make sense of this garbage will have an idea of what I meant when I said you get what you pay for.
Don't get so defensive - it's not condescension to point out you are looking at your data wrong, and coming to incorrect conclusions. If anyone has been condescening, rude, look around you at your friends who have done nothing but post insults for 5 pages running. Just be mature and consider that you've been looking at it the wrong way, change your approach if needed and carry on. Stubbornly trying to justify your approach only hurts you. I have nothing to gain or lose from you continuing to do lactate threshold riding thinking you're doing Vo2Max training. I'm just here trying to help you.