Zone 1 - Recovery
Zone 2 - Aerobic
Zone 3 - Tempo
Zone 4 - Sub threshold
Zone 5A - Super threshold
Zone 5B - Aerobic Capcity
Zone 5C - Anaerobic Capacity
Can someone please educate me (or link to an article) on what these TP zones mean exactly? In a long training run, should I be in Zone 2 - Aerobic or Zone 3 - Tempo? Should I ever try and hold Zone 4 for a long training run? Garmin, which I think may be less accurate, has me in Zone 3 when at that same heart rate I would be in Zone 4 under Training Peaks. So, I am a little confused about a target heart rate for long runs. I could use some guidance on target rates for intervals and pace work also.
Generally when should I be in these zones for training? What about for racing?
I am asking mostly for running, not for the other two disciplines.
Thanks in advance to all responses.