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Athlete Services

This page lists our preferred athlete service providers and some of our own performance services. We've tried, tested, and trust these partners to deliver the best performance-enhancing services to our athletes.

Partners

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Lactate Testing

A lactate test, also known as a lactic acid blood test, measures the amount of lactate in a blood sample to indicate if a person has lactic acidosis. Lactate is a byproduct of glycolysis, the process of breaking down sugar molecules for energy. It's produced in red blood cells and muscle cells when the body breaks down carbohydrates for energy, which can happen when oxygen levels are low.

Lactate tests are often used by athletes to measure how lactate builds up in their blood as they exercise more intensely. The test involves collecting blood samples from the finger or earlobe using a lancet and a lactate analyzer.

We can perform the test during an indoor bike and/or run session at our Performance Center.

What you get
1) Detailed PDF with test data and post-test analysis from a Paragon Training coach
2) Explanation of lactate and training zones during test
3) Custom training zones set to RPE, lactate, HR, and pace/power
4) Discount code for follow-up test in 3-6 months

What to bring (Run)
1) Arrive to test in a hydrated and fueled state
2) Regular training shoes (not carbon shoes)
3) HR monitor and recording device
4) Water or sports drink

What to bring (Bike)
1) Arrive to test in a hydrated and fueled state
2) Bike, bike shoes, and pedals
3) HR monitor and recording device
4) Water or sports drink

Example:

You can see the progression from testing in the images below. What we want to highlight is the point at 250 watts, where on Test 1, this athlete is at 4.1 mmol of lactate, which is his FTP. After 1 year of aerobic training, he shifted the curve, so that at 250 watts he is now at 1.4 mmol of lactate and his FTP is now 50 watts higher!

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Sweat Testing

No more trial and error to identify your optimal hydration strategy!

 

We use the Nix Biosensor, which quantifies fluid and electrolyte loss in real time. It is a disposable patch, which we will place on your arm, and the sensor connects to an App so our coaches can interpret your data in real time.

We can administer the run or bike test on the treadmill or indoor trainer.

What you get

1) Detailed PDF with test data and post-test analysis from a Paragon Training coach

2) Discussion about your results and individualized fueling strategies

3) Discount code for hydration products at the Performance Center

 

What to bring (Run)

1) Arrive to test in a hydrated and fueled state

2) Regular training shoes (not carbon shoes)

3) HR monitor and recording device

4) Water or sports drink

 

What to bring (Bike)

1) Arrive to test in a hydrated and fueled state

2) Bike, bike shoes, and pedals

3) HR monitor and recording device

4) Water or sports drink

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Wetsuit Rentals

We have used wetsuits you can rent for your training or weekend race!

Run Analysis

Our professional run analysis program provides an in-depth assessment of your run form. The session includes three parts:

  1. A discussion of your goals and history with running

  2. A run specific movement analysis

  3. A treadmill run analysis

 

During the session we collect data on dynamic instability, impact magnitude, impact duration, cadence, and overall run economy. At the end of the session we’ll provide you with a detailed report of our findings.

Session is 60 minutes and will be conducted at the Paragon Training Performance Center or the Olmos Park location.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help with nearly any injury to a muscle, tendon, bone, and ligament. What set’s physical therapy apart from other treatments is that it addresses the root cause of the injury. This is especially important for endurance athletes. Here’s why! Let’s say you’re dealing with knee pain after long runs. You think it’s tendonitis, so you do some foam rolling, take Aleve, and rest which helps temporarily. However, the pain never fully goes away. Why? Well, there are other factors in your body that are causing this tendon to get overused and unless that is addressed, you will always have this issue. 

Our evaluation approach is specific to endurance athletes. We know what to look for when conducting our physical exams and we’re able to create rehab plans that will both address the underlying cause of your issue, and then help rebuild your body stronger. 

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Nutrition Coaching

Coach Krista Neugebauer, RDN, is our Paragon Training Nutritionist and preferred partner.

  • Learn how to optimize daily nutrition. Coach Krista will lay your foundation of daily nutrition so that you can be confident your intake is complementing your performance nutrition.

  • Connect with Coach Krista on TrainingPeaks for weekly nutrition guidance that complements your training plan.

  • Nutrition should change as training load varies. Learn how to optimize your training through Coach Krista's nutrition notes, goals, and race week tips.

  • Coach Krista provides nutrition recommendations for such things as carbohydrates, hydration, and electrolytes.

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Bike Fitting & Aero Analysis

A bike fit is a process that involves adjusting various components of a bicycle to ensure an optimal and comfortable riding position for the cyclist. The primary goal of a bike fit is to enhance performance, reduce the risk of injuries, and improve overall rider comfort and efficiency.

 

Alberto Arenas of High Tech Cycling Studio goes above and beyond with his bike fits. During the session, Alberto works closely with the cyclist to analyze their biomechanics, riding style, individual needs, and aerodynamics. Alberto takes into account factors such as the rider's flexibility, body proportions, range of motion, and any specific issues or discomfort they may be experiencing while riding.

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