Team OA Podcast #3: Testing

Testing Overview

  • Why test?

  • What do the zones tell us? Energy systems, fuel supply

  • Zones 1-5


Bike Testing - the FTP test

  • The FTP test - overview. HR or powermeter?

  • General - w-up / how it feels /

  • HR test

  • Power test

  • What to do with results afterwards


Swim Testing - the CSS pace test


Run Testing - Jack Daniels’ VDot calculator


Testing and fuel supply

  • The importance of sticking to your zone

  • How fat burning changes over time

  • Why you don’t want to rely on carbs