Lactante test lab

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  • #32447

    Hi all:
    My big goal of the year is an ultratrail in June, but I love skimo in winter, including a race just for the purpose of finishing it. Now I want to do a laboratory lactate test and let me choose the protocol. What would be your recommendation ?:

    a) little slope and speed increase running.
    b) 10-15% of slope and speed increase walking.

    Thank you very much

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    Anonymous on #32482

    If you are planning to conduct your own blood lactate test then try to make the testing modality as event specific as possible. A treadmill will work fine but do not be constrained by that. If you have a 3-4 min hill that you can skin or ski walk up with poles, you can do several repeats with 10 bpm increases each lap up this and collect the sample at the top. I did this sort of test for years with skiers and feel it delivered actionable information.

    As for your questions:

    running or walking/ski stride simulations is your choice as to which you want to test

    Slope choice will again be dictated by trying to make this event specific.


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