How do I book a test?
Booking a test is done by email or calling.
How long does the test take?
The lactate test takes about 30 minutes to complete. With a warm-up, cool-down, and explanation of the results, this can take upwards of 60 minutes. Please budget for 1.5 hours.
Can I train on the same day as my lactate test?
You should come to the test properly fed, hydrated, and fully rested.
What do I need to bring to the lactate test?
Run – Running wear: sneakers, shorts, and t-shirt
Bike – Your bicycle, bike shorts, jersey, and shoes
Do I need to be in shape to take the test?
The demands of the test are stressful and require you to be in good physical conditioning. Here is a link to an assessment to see if you should see a doctor before taking this test.
How hard is the test?
The last 2-3 stages of the test feel like a 7-9 perceived exertion on a scale of 1-10. Due to the relatively short length of time the test, most individuals are fine to do another workout afterwards.
How do you take my blood?
A lancet device pierces the skin creating a small hole for blood to be drawn. With the advance in diabetic products and technology the amount of pain you feel is very small.
When do I get my results?
Results are given immediately after the test.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
A waiver must be signed prior to participating.
What happens if I do not have a bicycle?
A bike can be provided for the test.
What if I have questions after the results are given?
Please send us an email or call if you have any further questions.