Appropriate field of the 80/20 Zone Calculator | 80/20 Endurance

Appropriate field of the 80/20 Zone Calculator

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #13291
    Marius T
    Participant

    Hi,
    Sorry if this is answered in others posts but I didn’t find them.

    In Intensity Guidelines for 80/20 Running document, it is stated:

    Alternatively, you can perform a 20-minute time trial (covering as much distance as possible in 20 minutes) to determine your Threshold Pace (TP) and enter this number into the appropriate field of the 80/20 Zone Calculator. Begin with a warm-up that consists of 15 minutes of easy jogging that ends with a few 15-second surges at the pace you intend to run for the time trial. Next, run as far as you can in 20 minutes, being careful to avoid starting at a pace that’s too fast to sustain and thus slowing down involuntarily near the end.

    Now, I’m a little bit confused about the terminology used – threshold and 20-minute time trial and don’t know what “appropriate field of the 80/20 Zone Calculator” to choose.

    At the Run Pace calculator there are 2 options on the field “Method” that seems to correspond with the terminology: “Threshold Pace” and “20-minute Test”.
    My guest is to choose “20-minute test” but I want to be sure because the two options give different results/zones.

    Marius

    #13292
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Moderator

    Select “20-Minute Test” and enter your time in the data field. Enter your average pace in the data fields. Your threshold pace and pace zones will be automatically calculated.

    #13293
    Marius T
    Participant

    Thank you Matt for the quick reply.

    I assume that the answer is:

    Select “20-Minute Test” and enter your time in the data field. Enter your average pace in the data fields. Your threshold pace and pace zones will be automatically calculated.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.