Raise the bar

“And conceptually what’s important is this: every athlete will have a level of performance (and this can be expressed in terms of speed, power output, or VO2) below which they can sustain that speed for extended periods and above which they fatigue quickly. Below that level they can go until they get bored, at that level they can sustain it for extended periods but it hurts, above that level they fatigue relatively quickly (with how quickly being determined by how far above threshold they are and how much they are willing to suffer).

That threshold simply represents the maximal level that they can perform at for extended periods without fatiguing where ‘extended’ generally means 20-60 minutes. What you call it doesn’t matter, it’s the concept that is important.”

Predictors of Endurance Training Performance


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