Saturday, Marc and I drove up to Omaha to be subjects in Morgan's cycling study. It was not fun. Well, it was not fun being on the bike. It was fun seeing where Morgan spends her time and catching up with her doings.
In addition to heart rate, power, perceived exertion, and blood lactate levels, something about the oxygen you use or something was analyzed too. I couldn't handle the face mask tho. I started feeling panicky right around the 10 min mark and had to have them remove it. When they put it on, I wondered if I could hang with it and thought I could, but it would have taken a long slow 'close ur eyes' and deal with it kind of strategy. When you're working that hard on the bike, that strategy is impossible to implement -- at least for me, but Aaron kept on the mask. Wonder how he stood it? For me, I think the mask could have skewed the results because after it came off my blood lactate went down. Relaxed? Who knows? Hopefully Morgan will explain a few things to me once she sends the results.
Wednesday; February 21, 2007 - update ... I got the actual results and my blood lactate didn't really go down.