> An article, 'Iowa's Flood Helps His Distance With ***' in the August-October
> 1992 issue of SWIMMING TECHNIQUE, Brandon S. Flood discusses *** lactate
> analysis and testing.
> In particular, he discusses T-30 (timed thirty minute swim) and T-3000 (timed
> 3000 yard swim) tests.
> Has anyone any experience with such testing? I would appreciate any references
> to published trials, results or other related information. Maybe someone has
> some data of their own they could supply. I am very interested in collated
> results organised by age, sex, sprinter/non-sprinter, freestyler/form stroker.
> University of South Australia
yes our team used to regularly do these test.. it's based off the lactate built
up in your system, and translates into training times for our team...
Here's how we do it:
400 time relatively easy pace, get heart rate at end
get your ear pierced (take the lactate) :)
400 all out times with heart rate at end....
get your ear pierced again...
Then our coach would put it into the computer, and it would spit out training
times for our team based off the lactate readings.. we did it about 4 times
during the first semester... however we can no longer do it due to the new
restraining orders about handling *** put on by the NCAA, for fear of
spreading the AIDS virus. You have to have a certified person to handle the
***, and from what I've heard, the courses that you have to take are really
expensive, and really time consuming... So, we dropped the lactate testing this
past year, and went to just doing timed 3000's...