The Tri Town Times: 2/27/23
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- By Antonio Gonzalez
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This Week: Lactate threshold testing, thoughts on discomfort, and a quick survey.
Image: Jim Moore racing the Spring Sprint Triathlon in Boise, ID. 2019.
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Blood lactate testing has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Though used by physiologists for over 100 years, today's top coaches and athletes are using it on a more frequent basis to guide their training and racing strategy. Nonetheless, in our lab we see the athletes who benefit the most from lactate testing are not the most experienced or fastest athletes (who tend to know their body well and have a strong understanding of pace/effort), but the beginner and intermediate athletes who are still developing an understanding of pace control and intensity.
With that in mind, we are hosting a demonstration of a blood lactate threshold test at our shop on Thursday, March 9th at 5pm. Our coaching team will conduct a test on me, while describing the implications and application of the lactate results in real time. This will be a fun (and painful) evening with a lot of practical take aways for the endurance athlete looking to take their training to the next level.
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Quote that struck a chord:
"The paradox of accepting discomfort is that it often leads to less suffering." - Author Donald Robertson
Being nervous or fearful about discomfort only ends up hurting us twice: once in imagination, and again in real life.
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