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WERA49
12-28-2004, 18:16
Please tell me more about lactic acid. I have a very rough idea what it is.

Thanks in advance. :)

btoler
12-28-2004, 18:34
do a search on google and you will fine more tha n you want to know.

WERA49
12-29-2004, 02:34
I did that. I was hoping for personal experience stories.

AlB
12-29-2004, 11:25
Go to the track and start running around it as fast as you can. Then you will have a personal experience with lactic acid. :)

I'm not that up to speed on it and can't give a scientific explanation, but here's what I do know of it in regards to running.

When the lactic acid builds up in your body, you will slow down.

MaxVo2 is not as important as your lactate threshold level.

You can increase your running speeds by raising your lactate threshold, which does not require running at an all out pace.

You can actually get a pretty specific idea of what your threshold level is with some blood testers (like for diabetics).

WERA49
12-29-2004, 15:14
When the lactic acid builds up in your body, you will slow down.
I've learned that while on the tread mill. :)

MaxVo2 is not as important as your lactate threshold level.
I didn't know that. Two days ago I tested for VO2Max.

You can actually get a pretty specific idea of what your threshold level is with some blood testers (like for diabetics).
Very interesting. I am a Type 1 Diabetic (insulin dependent). You can see my insulin pump on my website.

I need to learn more about the lactate threshold. Thanks AlB! :)