Baseline testing allows athletes to monitor and improve their fitness levels. Field testing can be conducted by the athlete in the pool, on the road or on the track. Laboratory testing on the other hand, provides the most accurate measurements by utilizing a controlled environment. For this presentation, USAT Certified Triathlon Coach Chris Sweet and Laura Wheatley (MS Exercise Physiology) will offer participants a basic introduction to field and laboratory testing and how to utilize test results to improve triathlon performance. Participants will receive a handout that covers basic field test procedures for determining lactate threshold as well as practical baseline workouts.