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Lactate Threshold Intervals(3 posts)

Lactate Threshold IntervalsRockyMountainRacer
May 2, 2002 11:27 AM
I thought of this after posting on SilentBob's thread below. When doing your LT intervals, do you folks think it is better to do one long one or several short ones? During the early season, when I first started doing them, I would so several short ones. Now I like to do 1 20-30 minute lactate threshold effort on my interval day, after I do a few anaerobic intervals. I feel that this more effectively simulates a race effort than the short ones, and also even when doing a long one you are jamming for so long that changes in terain allow you to recover slightly at times.
I mix it upColnagoFE
May 3, 2002 7:35 AM
Some interval days shorter and some longer. No real scientific reason behind it though so someone might prove me wrong. I just get bored doing the same workout all the time.
Depends if it's below, at or above LTChrisA
May 3, 2002 12:27 PM
I've been doing 6 min intervals (4 or 5 sets) at 94% to 100% of LTHR (zone 4 according to Friel) at the end of my last base period. I do 3 minutes rest between. When I start doing intervals at or above LTHR (zone 5a and 5b), I'll probably go 2-4 minutes at a time, maybe pyramid them (example: 2,3,4,4,3,2 or 2,2,3,3,4,4). I'll also lengthen the duration of my zone 4 intervals to 3x10 or 2x15 and then 4x10 or 3x15.