Lactic Response of Elite Athletes to Specific Training for the 3,000 Metres

Dionisio Alonso-Curiel

Juan del Campo Vecino

Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández

Carlos Mª Tejero-González

Christophe Ramírez Parenteau

*Corresponding author: Dionisio Alonso-Curiel

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Gómez-Landero Rodríguez, LA, del Campo Vecino, J., Balsalobre-Fernández, C., Tejero González, CM, & Ramírez Parenteau, C. (2012). Láctico Response of Elite Athletes to Specific Training for the 3,000 Metros. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 107, 90-96.



This paper analyses the lactic behaviour of four elite athletes (with personal bests for the 3,000 metres of between 7′ 38” and 8′ 08”) in response to an average extensive interval training stimulus: 4 × (4 × 400) (102%, Recovery: 1′ and 3′) + 1 × 400 (maximum intensity), and in response to 3,000 metres races. The study firstly uses descriptive statistics to show what the lactic response of the athletes is to these stimuli, and secondly non-parametric inferential analysis to explore the suitability of this training for improving lactic endurance in 3,000 metres races.

Keywords: 3.000 Metres, Athletics, High Performance, Interval Training, Lactic Acid, Middle Distance.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: October 1, 2010

Accepted: Ddecember 22, 2010

Published: January 01, 2012