With the help of my wonderful partner, I was able to complete my first lactate test on a treadmill using the lactate plus. I believe my results make sense, but I figured I would post here just to confirm…
Test proceeded as such, woke up at 5am took a test as soon as I woke up (2.0- so high!), then got on the treadmill for a 20 min low HR warm up at around 120bpm. Around this HR my lactate steadily lowered down to 1.2 where it started to pickup once the intensity started. Lactate rose steadily to 1.8 at ~155BPM then dropped to 1.6 at ~160BPM- this was the only confusing part of the result. I believe this is due to the majority of my training taking place at this target HR (my previous threshold from the HR drift test).
After this, it rose to 1.9 at a HR of 165 then went over 2.0 by 170.
From these results, I will set my aerobic threshold for training at 165 to be safe.
Is the dip/flattening normal around where you train the most, in my case 160, normal?
Treadmill set at 10% grade
Length of each intensity stage was 5 mins w the results being read at the end of the 5 mins, then bumping the pace up.
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