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Absolute lactate threshold predicts endurance performance in master athletes

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Author(s): A E Rossuello | S A Hawkins | R A Wiswell

Journal: Biology of Sport
ISSN 0860-021X

Volume: 26;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: performance | Running | Aging | distance | Exercise

ABSTRACT
In master athletes the relationship between lactate threshold (LT) and endurance performance is unclear, possibly due to age-related decrease in VO2peak. To determine whether an absolute measure of LT was a significant predictor of 10km running performance in master athletes, 51 men master athletes (40-77 yrs) performed a treadmill graded exercise test with minute-by-minute venous blood samples for lactate analysis. Training status and recent 10 km performances were determined by questionnaire. VO2peak (r=-0.56, P
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