Table 2: Test variables during a 90 min ski-ergometer test before and after training prior to participating in Vasaloppet.

 

 

Pre (n = 19)

Post (n = 19)

Distance, km

Fluid intake, ml

Mean Speed, km/h

 

18.0 0.6

874 44

 

19.2 0.7 *

922 49

0-5 min

13.1 0.5 #

14.2 0.6 *#

5-30 min

12.0 0.5

13.3 0.5 *

30-60 min

11.4 0.5

11.6 0.6

60-90 min

11.8 0.6

11.6 0.6

Relative intensity, % HRmax

 

 

0-5 min

68.9 2.6

77.9 1.4 *#

5-30 min

79.8 2.4

81.6 1.9

30- 60 min

81.7 2.1

82.8 1.7

60-90 min

91.5 1.8 $

89.6 1.9 $

Blood lactate, mmol/L

 

 

Rest on chair

1.1 0.1

1.4 0.1

5 min

4.4 0.4

4.0 0.3

30 min

4.4 0.3

5.1 0.3

60 min

4.3 0.6

3.9 0.4

90 min

5.3 0.8

5.2 0.8

 

Data are Mean SEM. *: (P < 0.05) Pre vs. Post; : (P < 0.05) Rest vs. Exercise; (P < 0.05) 0-5 min vs. (5-30 min & 30-60 min & 60-90 min); $ : (P < 0.05) 60-90 min vs. (5-30 min & 30-60 min); #: (P < 0.05) 0-5 min vs. (30-60 min & 60-90 min); : (P < 0.05) 5-30 min vs. (30-60 min & 60-90 min)