I recently did a lactate treshold test and I am wondering how I should interpret the results.
I reach my anaerobic treshold around 300 watts, 165 bpm. lactate level is at 4.5 mmol.
I did an ftp test (coggan test protocol) a month before this test and my ftp level was at 323 watts.
The lactate test also showed me I have a high tolerance for lactic acid, I maxed out at 18.8mmol. Could this have an influence the FTP test result?
which result should I use for setting my training zones? Is the FTP test less acurate because I have a rather high tolerance for lactic acid?
In order, the answers to your questions are:
2. If you're using my classic training levels, use the data from Hunter's
FTP test. If you're using WKO4, the iLevels that are calculated automatically would probably be a better choice, since they should do a better job of reflecting your apparent abilities above FTP. Only use the results of the physiological testing with levels/zones designed to be based upon them.
3. It is actually the results of your lactate testing that are less accurate (the best predictor of performance is performance itself).
P.S.: It is lactate, not lactic acid.