The last two days have been evaluation. First day was doing a basic power test by doing two 8 min all out intervals with 10 min in between. This is what my coach standard test then he plugs it into his formula to calculate zones. The down side about these is you got to get pumped up to pound these intervals. Im generally pumped to do these to prove to myself that I have got stronger. I was able to match my previous best by doing 400w for the first one and 395w for the second. I was pretty pumped about this and set me up well for todays blood lactate test on UC campus.
The blood lactate procedure is pretty easy start 100w, every 3min increase 20w and ride till you cant. They will take blood samples every 3 min and record lactate content. I have been doing these test for years, and today was the first time I was able to complete the 400w step, however my actual LT was not as high as the past. Will shoot for the 420w step next time to set the record. Tomorrow morning Ill be going in to help the UC club do LT test on outside clients for fundraising, but for now check out the time-laps of the test.
Power data from the two different test and LT measurements and results