Today we did our thousand meter test. A test used to measure our fitness by comparing heart rate, lactate (i believe it’s a by product of muscle function and it’s kind of what is responsible to that pain you feel when you work so hard you want to throw up) and stroke rate over a thousand meters at various speeds. We started with 5:05 pace and decreased by 15 seconds down to 4:05. So we (Jamie Andison and I) started with a 5:07 then a 4:48 then a 4:33 then a 4:18 at which pointe Leo, our team physiologist said this last one should be an even pace all out thousand. So i finished with a 4:00 flat. For once the conditions were near perfect with a little tail wind but no current. As the speed decreased my heart rate and lactate went up an appropriate amount, so it should provide a nice curve. Sometimes with big head wind or tail winds we can end up with funny results because some of the paces are too hard are too easy. This is a photo of me taken by Bernie Irvin, our team masseur and official pain in the ass 😉 / unofficial photographer, on my last all out effort. I actually felt pretty good. Here is my HR graph from the workout as well.