Experience Package - £105:
Ever wondered just how good professional runners are? Why not book our experience package to find out how your compare to the best in the World? The laboratory experience package has been designed to provide you with accurate physiological data that can be used to guide your training and ensure that you can perform optimally during competition. Data from this package can be used to establish training zones and individualise your training programme. It will also identify your strengths and weaknesses and establish just how you compare to an elite runner.
What's involved? This package includes the following battery of tests:
Body composition assessment using bioelectrical impedance
Blood lactate assessment during sub-maximal treadmill protocol
Lactate threshold is one of the most commonly, and effectively assessed performance markers. The point is to learn the highest intensity at which you race and train before ‘hitting the wall’ from high levels of blood lactate. The aim of this test is to determine your highest sustainable level of lactate accumulation before it seriously hinders your performance (your lactate threshold).
The most accurate way to determine lactate threshold is via a graded exercise test on the treadmill. During the test, running velocity will be increased from low intensity at 3 minute intervals with finger prick blood samples being taken in between each increment. Heart rate and RPE will also be measured throughout the test. The treadmill test lasts for around 20 - 30 minutes – this is not an ‘all out’ maximum test.
Following these tests, you will be provided with all results, an explanation of what each metric means to you and your running and a comparison to pro athletes. We will also identify some specific training you can do to target each of the metrics.