There is NO Lactate Threshold

Lactate is a bad guy in the running world.  It’s blamed for lots of bad things including fatigue, muscle soreness, and preventing you from running faster.  There is even a well known and widely followed training method – tempo runs – that was originated specifically to help you overcome all the bad things lactate was believed to be doing in your body, therefore helping you run faster.

The problem is that none of the bad things you’ve heard about lactate are true.  None of them!  Exercise physiologists have known for 20 years that all the bad things previously believed about lactate are not true.  That being the case, shouldn’t 20 years be long enough for the running community to finally abandon long disproven ideas about lactate?  Read more here.


There is NO Lactate Threshold — 3 Comments

  1. Hi there – will you continue to update this blog regularly?

    I just happened upon it a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it! You are incredibly rigorous, insightful, and scientific. Your writing brings refreshing information to areas of fitness that I am highly interested in. I would be so disappointed to learn that you gave this blog up. It is literally one of the best educational resources regarding all kinds of training that I have ever found. Please keep it up!

    • Hi, Helena.

      Thank you for the very kind words. I’m not planning on updating the site on a regular basis. Life is keeping me incredibly busy right now but I do hope to be able to start adding content in the future.

      • Thanks for letting me know. I’ll check in from time to time. I know how work and life can overwhelm you. 🙂 Looking forward to any updates, all the same.

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