Metabolic Testing

I used to offer metabolic testing in person, but I’ve now changed that so that you can do the test close to where you live. We can work together to find a local facility to run the actual test, and they can send me the data to analyze. I will then draw up a report with recommendations for a race day fueling strategy. Contact me to set this up.

Ironman Metabolic Test $250 
The ironman metabolic test is used for calculating your nutrition needs for long distance racing. You will do the test across the range of effort that you will race at. The output of the test will tell you how many calories per hour you are burning at your race pace, and how many calories are coming from fat vs carbohydrate. That allows you to work out race nutrition and pacing plan that gives you the best chance of reaching that finish line before you encounter a glycogen deficit. In addition to the test, we do some work upfront to customize the test protocol exactly to your race effort. We’ll then spend some time analyzing your results in order to make some recommendations for race day fueling.

The examples below show fat vs carbohydrate utilization at various power outputs, total carbohydrate usage per hour, and overall race day fuel requirements.

Fuel Usage


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