Lactate testing with Stu McGowan

I don’t often let the cycling interfere with a running blog, however we had the pleasure of doing some testing with top triathlete and duathlete Stu McGowan.  A progressive lactate test with his bike firmly bolted onto the turbo trainer…..power values increasing by 20 watts every 3 minutes starting from 100 watts.  36 minutes later he was topping out at 320 watts.  I ran the same test on myself the following day with Sarah doing the lactate levels so that we had something to compare.  I had trouble holding 320 watts and was bouncing between 305 and 315.  The answer from the lactate levels – stu has a far greater aerobic capacity and I have a greater anaerobic one.  


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