Lactate tolerance

Intervals typically range from:​

150-600m at 800-1500m race pace ​and 1-3 min recoveries. ​

Typical sessions are:

8-16 x 200m with 1 min recovery or

one-to-two sets of 10 x 400m with 60-90s ​and 3-5 min recoveries between intervals and sets. ​

Total accumulated distance ranges from 1500-8000m.

What is a lactate tolerance session?

Source: Haugen et al., 2022

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Maurten recommends:

Pre-exercise: Maurten Bicarb System 1-4 hours before

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1-4 hours before

1 x Maurten Bicarb System


1 x Gel 100 Caf 100 or
1 x Gel 160 or
1 x Gel 100

Maurten recommends:

Take 1-2 sips of Drink Mix between sets

Main set

1 x Drink Mix 160 or
1 x Drink Mix 320 or
1 x Drink Mix 320 Caf 100

Cool down
10-30 min