Although the past two weekends’ program was going to be about road races for me, but due to the catastrophic weather here in Hungary both of them were cancelled/postponed. However, I had another “nice” program: spiroergometry test.
It was a comprehensive test, really. First I had to fill in a two-page “testpaper”. Luckily, my medical history has been quite uneventful, no broken bones, no nothing at all.
Then came the blood test and the body composition measurement. I was eager to know how punctual my home scales were in terms of fat content… 😉
Then I got my “dress”: the nice, colourful ECG, as the electrocardiography device was measuring me throughout the whole test.
Even though I had at least six cables on me (I didn’t count them), it was not uncomfortable at all. The kind assistant set everything all right. Then I got the oxygen mask. Darth Wader in white… 😉
When I almost said goodbye to this world at around 350W, I felt I was dying on the spot. But the funny thing is, in a couple of moments I was OK again. Yes, I admit I was shaking a bit but I expected much worse reactions – especially because my base training was not really successful due to my knee injury…
When I recovered well, I did my last – and perhaps the second most difficult task: the breath test. Unfortunately, I could have been better.
But I got some nice tips on how to improve it: from blowing balloons, to swimming and even a really good guide by A.A.Sandy Adam’s Super Lung Power and Breath Control. I hope it will help.
When I got the results, I was very happy, as the report contained guide for eating and food choice as well. Furthermore, my calorie consumption was calculated as well. The sad thing is that I had to realise that when I don’t do long training (if I’m ill or it a light day) I eat too much…
So now I have to be more careful about what, when and how I eat. Not an easy task – nut not impossible!
I hope the weather will get better soon as it is high time I sat on my mountain bike since the “show” begins on 14 April at our XCO race: the eBIKE.hu Cup, National Cup Series #1!
A tough beginning! Masochists are warmly welcome! 😉