Lift­ing the lid on lac­tate

Lac­tate thresh­old: you prob­a­bly have an idea of what it is. Or maybe not

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01/ AER­O­BIC THRESH­OLD (aka LT1 or, con­fus­ingly, lac­tate thresh­old). The point where blood lac­tate be­gins to climb above the base­line. Around 2mmol/l blood lac­tate, an in­ten­sity at which you can run for two hours or more.

02/ LAC­TATE THRESH­OLD (aka LT2, lac­tate turn­point, anaer­o­bic thresh­old). A sharp in­crease in the rate of lac­tate ac­cu­mu­la­tion. Around 4mmol/l of blood lac­tate; a pace you can main­tain for 45-60 min­utes.

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