Last week, I was in CO Springs for some shop visits, so I tacked on an LT/VO2 Max test. I haven’t had a test in the lab in years for LT/VO2. It involves riding a stationary spin bike with an SRM. The amount of watts you need to push is cranked up every 3 minutes and a drop of blood is taken to measure the amount of lactic acid in the blood. You also have your nose plugged and breathe into a tube to measure all sorts of fun things in your breathe with increasing effort. This is cool because unlike outdoor test, there are less variables in a lab.
Here is a video interview I did:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EEeAplGcgs&version=3&hl=en_US]
I’m excited to measure my progress this year. I’m already ahead of where I was last year! My first race is next week in Haiti – MTB Ayiti... time to get 2013 rolling!