Threshold test in middle of a plan (to update zones)

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    JB
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    Hi all,
    I’m on week 6 of the 80/20 level 2 5K (pace) plan and think I need to update my zones after improving fitness… so do I sacrifice a foundation run to do a test? I’ve been pretty high on the effort spectrum last couple weeks and I am for sure feeling some fatigue, so I am a little worried about goofing up my low:high effort ratio.
    Suggestions warmly welcomed.

    #17340
    Leyla Porteous
    Keymaster

    Hey JB,
    We recommend doing testing during your transition weeks and you can replace the tempo run with a full field test or do a modified field test. However you can do the talk test in replacement of a foundation Run on any week if you want to get your zone info sooner.

    Check out this resource on testing options and if you scroll to the bottom you will find more details on our advice for keeping your zones current.

    Intensity Guidelines for 80/20 Running

    Leyla

    #17341
    JB
    Participant

    TY!

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