AnT/Lactate Threshold test on flat ground/without treadmill

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    emilyd
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    Hiya,

    I’m in a bit of a tricky situation. Obviously COVID has shut all the gyms and so I don’t have access to a treadmill. I’m not a well-conditioned runner, so I doubt I could push myself to my threshold on flat ground. There’s only one hill for miles around, and it’s only 100m tall (although rather steep). Am I out of luck when it comes to AnT/Lactate Threshold testing? Or would I be able to try and do a shortish test on the hill – it’d probably be less than 30 minutes though, so I’m not sure if it’d be effective.

    Thanks,

    Emily 😀

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    Shashi on #42554

    Emily,

    Even though it might not be ideal, I think a 30-minute test on flat ground/tracks might be better than a shorter (10-15 min?) test on a small hill. If you go as hard as you can for 30 minutes, I think you should get a reasonable estimate of AnT.

    Curious to know what the coaches have to say.

    All the best!

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    Scott Semple on #42587

    Yes, I agree. I would hate to do a 30′ AnT test on flat ground, but it would be much more effective than the short hill.

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