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in an hour and a half and I am gettinng nervous. Seriously nervous. I am scared I won't be able to finish. Maybe my knee, or my asthma, or my something else might take me out. I am thinking positive, but man - I have not had nerves like this in a while..... Send me some positive mojo peeps!
 

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You can't "fail" it. You go until you can't go any further. They get the pace comfortable, then up the incline and keep inclining every few minutes. Once you can't go further, they have you cool down. You'll do fine!
 

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L2T - Life will go on after the VO2 test. Whether you do well on the test or not you will continue to be a multi-sporter and you'll continue to do your frequent workouts to the best of your ability. Relax. You'll do just fine.<br><br>
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Last report I read, the tester told the testee that <span style="text-decoration:underline;">no one</span> finishes the test. You go until they say you are done. *shrug*
 

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Thanks everyone. Test went fine, Got my numbers and start the running program based on my newly assessed AT. They claim I will be running in 3 months. Basically a personalized C25k Program. Would be nice to run the entire run of a race (which I have never done - I'm a walk/run person right now). Should be just in time for my 1st tri!<br><br>
J9
 

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The only times I puked in the past 4 years were for LT tests...<br><br>
GLAD IT WENT WELL!
 

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I am going to schedule mine in a few days. How exciting!
 

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I have a colleague who has a research lab that studies that. He does them for me there. I did LT testing......finger pricks every half mile. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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What's it cost? I've always been interested bu figured it would be too expensive to be worth my while, but I guess I never really had any idea of the cost...
 

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What kinda info do you get when you take the test? Is it run specific or does it translate to the bike also?
 

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It's specific to the activity you're doing when you get tested, or at least when I took 2 last year (one run, one bike) the results didn't seem to indicate that one could have been extrapolated to find the other.
 

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Close to me, it's<br>
$125 per single test (bike or run) $210 for both tests<br><br>
I'm going to get it done as a reward when I lose the pregnancy weight. (both)
 

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I did mine at Lifetime fitness. $40 for the mask, $89 for the test (I got a double pack so I could retest in 3 months - they are $99 if you get only one - I keep the mask, so that was a one time cost.)<br>
My test was on the dreadmill. Told me my Aerobic Base is 120 bpm my anerobic threshold is 171, Cardiovascular health recovered well, and plotted out my exact HR zones. I go this morning to start the run program based on these numbers, I am pretty sure it is a C25k type of thing with my specific numbers.<br>
I would think you can use the numbers on the bike/swim, they are zones, so why not? I just know running is my WORST so I am focusing on that until the weather breaks. I figure if I get in better shape running it can only help the other two. Remember I am a tub 'o goo, in the midst of a do-over, And I mean that in the most positive, realistic manner possible! I hope to be the incredible shrinking J9 this season......
 

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This thread reminded me to email the NTC in Clermont to see how much they charge for the test. I've always been curious what mine is.
 
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