Along the way I stopped to test my VO2 Max on the bike. The two questions I wanted answered by the test were what's my optimal fat burning heart rate zone and have I put in enough base building training before kickin' it up a notch?
Here are the charts and the numbers:
The next chart shows my aerobic base (AB Line) flattens out for 34 heart beats per minute range before reaching my anaerobic threshold (AT Line). The goal is to bring the AB and AT lines closer. It also suggests that, yes, my body is ready to handle increased training intensity.
Next is the chart displaying my heart rate zones and total caloric and fat caloric usage. Zone 2, at 128 beats per minute, is my optimal "go forever" rate.