Table 1

 Peak exercise responses of triathletes

VariableCyclingRunning
Values are mean (SD).
*Significantly different from running (p<0.05).
Vo2peak, peak oxygen uptake; LT, lactate threshold; HRpeak, peak heart rate; [La]peak, peak blood lactate concentration; Pmax, maximal power output; Vmax, maximal running speed.
Vo2peak (ml/min/kg)67.6 (3.6)68.9 (4.6)
Vo2peak (l/min)4.9 (0.4)5.0 (0.5)
Vo2 at LT (l/min)3.8 (0.4)4.4 (0.5)*
HRpeak (beats/min)176 (8)182 (10)*
[La] peak (mmol/l)14.2 (2.1)10.4 (3.1)*
Pmax (W)/Vmax (km/h)395 (34)19.5 (0.9)