Jake Lowe's marathon preparation video transcript

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So I'm targeting the Manchester Marathon next April
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and to train with accuracy and ensure that
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I increase the chance of me achieving my goal
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and reduce the risk of injury, it's really important
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that I underpin my training with some science.
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3, 2, 1...
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So the guys are constantly asking me,
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at the end of every stage, which is three minutes,
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how I'm feeling and then
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they triangulate those three bits of information:
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so how I'm feeling, the level of a blood lactate
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that's been produced and accumulated in my blood,
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and also my heart rate.
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So this is not a maximal effort test.
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Although we keep putting the treadmill up
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(the speed, the intensity)
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once the guys have got the data
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from my blood, that they need,
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the test is effectively over.
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So you do go to a hard level,
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what we refer to as a comfortably hard level,
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but it's not an out an out maximum test.
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They're not aiming to get me off the back of the treadmill.
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But once you reach that point where we have the information,
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if you want to continue to push on,
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all that does is give us more data to work with.
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But that's more about choice
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rather than having to go to that level.
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Great work, Jake! You got this, well done!
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The main thing we're looking for from the test
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when we get people on the treadmill,
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is two jumps in their what we call blood lactate.
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So everybody produces lactate in the body all the time
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and at low levels of intensity, like talking to you now,
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it doesn't cause a problem in the body.
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It only causes a problem
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when the amount of lactate being produced increases
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and our body struggles to process it and use it,
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so it starts to affect the muscle contraction.
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It's that feeling when people run
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and they feel like their legs are led
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and they start to breath much harder
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and they just know they're going to slow down.
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So if we can find out exactly
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which heart rates and speeds those points occur,
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we can then program effectively for them
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so they increase their chances of achieving their goal.

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