Lactate Threshold (LT) testing should be done in a well-rested physical state. The following criteria must be adhered to prior to an LT test in order to determine accurate physiological values:
No exercise the day of the LT test.
No exercise the day prior to the LT test if possible. If this is not possible, then a very light bout of exercise is acceptable.
Treat the LT test as a very high quality training session and follow your same nutritional preparation schedule including adequately hydrating yourself beforehand.
Items to bring:
Appropriate clothing for your bike or run LT test.
Your bike and associated gear if you are doing the LT test on the bike.
Your personal heart rate monitor.
Water bottle and recovery beverage or food.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled LT test.
Your LT test will be scheduled for 60 minutes. You will likely be exercising for 30-45 minutes not including the warm-up. The interpretation will follow and will last approximately 15-30 minutes. You will be emailed a final copy of your test data and the interpretation.
Payment is due prior to or on the day of the test via check, cash or credit card.