Improving your Lactic Threshold
The aim is to saturate the muscles in lactic acid which will educate the body's buffering mechanism (alkaline) to deal with it more effectively. The following are example running sessions to help improve your LT.
- 8-200 meter reps at 100% effort. Recovery 4 minutes.
- 4-75 second reps at 100% effort. Recovery 5 minutes.
- 5-60 second reps at 100% effort. Recovery 2½ minutes.
A session should be conducted once a week and commence eight weeks before a major competition. This will help the muscle cells retain their alkaline buffering ability.