30 Aug '13, 8pm

There is a performance threshold in running. But is it psychological or physiological?

There is a performance threshold in running. But is it psychological or physiological?

To make the point more concretely, the duration you can sustain your lactate threshold speed plus, say, 0.25 mph will be only slightly less than the duration you can sustain your lactate threshold speed. You won’t suddenly fall off a cliff, as even many running coaches believe. The reduction in time to exhaustion associated with accelerating from lactate threshold speed to lactate threshold speed plus 0.25 mph is equivalent to the reduction in time to exhaustion associated with accelerating from any slower speed by an equal amount. There is simply no performance threshold at the lactate threshold.

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