2000 erg testing

2000 erg testing

Post by Tom Rym » Wed, 18 Jan 1995 10:07:31




:      Woops looks as if I'm having a bit of trouble with this computer
: thing:)  Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could provide a little help
: in preperation for an upcoming 2,000meter erg test?  Running?  Stadiums?  
: Lots'o time on the erg?  What is the best (mental/physical) preperation
: to kick some serious _____?  Thanks in advance.

: Thomas O. Moyer

My advice is as follows: (whether or not you should follow it is for you
to decide)

        1.) Get lots of rest
        2.)Don't drink any milk/dairy products (Lactic acid)
        3.)stop eating sugar for a few days.
        4.) Basically, I would simply tailor a workout program to get
myself in shape. Chances are that upping your workouts for just a little
bit before an ereg test will not do you much.
        5.) I have found this year that longer pieces on the erg tend to
have taught me to keep the split even throughout the piece, with the
splits getting better as I get farther into the piece. In the past, I
would start at a split tenseconds below my average split (/500m), and
finish the piece with a split that was ten seconds above my average. I
was always more tired than I am if I keep the splits steady, but I had no
improvement in time to show for the extra effort.

I hope that helps, even though I don't think it was very understandable
there towards the end.

Tom

 
 
 

2000 erg testing

Post by Elizabeth Williams » Thu, 19 Jan 1995 03:08:14


: |>
: |> My advice is as follows: (whether or not you should follow it is for you
: |> to decide)
: |>
: |>         1.) Get lots of rest
: |>         2.)Don't drink any milk/dairy products (Lactic acid)

: I used to think this too, until I found out that there is no way that foods
: containing lactic acid such as milk will raise the lactate level in you ***.
: The acid gets disposed of in the stomach. However, you might want to cut down
: on dairy products and milk because of the high fat content.  

I disagree...Some people are sensitive to milk/dairy products because in that
they are mucus forming.  Cutting out dairy products is going to make it
easier to breathe.....From personal experience, I used to get sick alot
during the cold Boston winters, until I cut out dairy products halfway
through last winter.  It made for more effective training (continuous)
and better ergs.