Whenever we talk about cycling, terms like aero, lightweight, stiff, or low friction come to mind. Athletes often purchase such upgrades because of “free speed.” This means maximizing your current fitness level by increasing efficiency and minimizing energy loss. As such, things like aero wheels, aero helmets, ceramic bearings, and high modulus carbon fiber are mainstays in the peloton or transition area.
After the pressure, excitement, and hardships of preparing for your A race, nothing can be as fulling as crossing the finish line. Yet, once the festive and energetic atmosphere dies down, we’re left to stare blankly into nothingness. With no apparent race in the near horizon, what would drive us to push on with each training session?
Oftentimes, the words accuracy, precision, and resolution are often mixed up or misused altogether. While this is forgivable in day to day use, it is taboo when it comes to science or engineering topics. Let’s differentiate the three and discuss their implication in sports science (i.e. lactate testing).
Lactate testing, by definition, is the measurement of lactate levels in the blood. It is performed through blood sampling (pricking) across a step-wise test of increasing intensity. It is very similar to blood glucose testing but with an athletic performance component.
Racing is not just our hobby, it’s also our passion. To keep things fair and to allow everyone to enjoy each event, we share with you some advice on proper Triathlon Race Ettiquette.
Start in your correct wave.They have ways of finding out if you started in your correct wave. Time splits are monitored and irregular or suspicious splits are given a red flag.