And then reality hit....! Oh yeah...remember....you're going to have a Lactid Threshold Test at 1200n with Hector right here on your treadmill. At 1100am, I started getting nervous. By 1200n, I was a wreck. I was really worried about this test. In true Hector fashion, he made me feel at ease...well..at least he explained the procedure to me.
We started with a light warm up walk on the treadmill then proceeded to do 5 minutes at each speed with no elevation until we got to 5.0. Ok folks, I know, Im a slow as hell runner so to some of you, running 5 or 6 mph sounds like a piece of cake. For me, running a 12 minute mile is an accomplishment. Every 5 minutes he pricked my finger and put my blood into a meter that reminded me of testing my sugar levels. Each level got harder but i made it through. I then had a recovery walk of 5 to 7 minutes. We then did a v02 max test giving him the information he needed to set my heart rate zones for training. This was the hardest test of all taking my running to a 6.2 mph rate. I thought I was going to pass out but i survived. Im not going to sit here and tell you that I understand all about these test (but I plan to do some research so I do) but I am thrilled that we now have more information about me :)
Rest week is over. Back to reality! 14 weeks to Ironman!