Post Number: 1676
|Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 05:44 pm: |
Questions like this are not easy to answer with a cook book approach , but proper race preparation and potentially even proper training preparation may have a very good benefit on the outcome.
Here one of the may questions we have in our e- mail box and as one example for all other people who ask I decided to take randomly one example out from somewhere on this world.
Here the answer to the question :
From: Juerg Feldmann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: July 19, 2009 5:36:25 PM
Hallo Bevan . Thanks for the info. Can you sent me the test results from your tests or ask Giles or Sandy to sent me the files.
Heavy legs or so called "breathless legs can be , as my feel a problem of the "specific warm up situation.
Depending on your warm up habits you my not prepare the cardiac and or the respiratory system properly to the often high or too high start in MTB racing.
To be able to help you I need your test results, as well some info on your previous habits on warming up :
Time before the event.
Intensity in HR levels and how long on what intensity.
I need your respiratory information at the LBP level ( how much VE and RF and TV and than as well what the respiratory system is doing in the warm up stage.
Optimal but unlikely possible in New Zealand is teh information on your Cardiac hemodynamic and ho long it takes to reach a full EDV and SV.
Once we have this info we can do some possible tryouts to get a different situation in the race.
As well we need a race Heart rate printout form a few races so we see the at least HR reaction at the moment you feel " heavy legs". Thanks for your question
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> Comments: i have had about five lactate tests with s and g here in taupo new zealand, im wondering if you would be able to design a warm up for elite level mountain bike racing, im due to get tested again next wee my lactate balance point hr is 155, im good for the first 3 to four min during a race then my legs just lactate up, i have asked giles this but seems non commital and would my starts improve as my balance point goes up?