Tag Archives: lactic acid

Only One Hill

As a biochemist, I know that anaerobic exercise cannot be sustained for longer than a minute or two. How then is it possible that I felt completely anaerobic for almost two hours during one particular race? The event was the … Continue reading

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My Lactic Acid Story

I would like to talk about a very memorable experience of mine that involves lactic acid and fermentation. I remember the day my coach decided to have me run a 400m for the first time. This was the 400m relay. … Continue reading

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On Not Stretching

No one told me to stretch.  I didn’t know that my muscles were tired and my joints were creaky and the lactic acid stayed.  In fact, until our first lab class, I didn’t even know what lactic acid was!  After … Continue reading

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