The test consists of five repeats of 5 to 6 minutes duration, at increasing paces or “steps”. The test takes place on a treadmill or a running track. We prefer to use a track, by performing intervals outdoors, test results are more relevant to training and racing environments.
Between each stage there is a short break where we record pace, heart rate and take a blood lactate sample from the fingertip or ear lobe.
Using the highly innovative Ergonizer software, a comprehensive report is prepared. The results are then used by PerfectPacing to develop and provide the athlete with a full report on their lactate test and advice on their training programme.