I kind of wish I went a bit harder on this, but we did some VO2Maxish testing last night at Talisman… The idea was to start at 5 mph on the treadmill and step up 0.5 mph every 60 seconds until you couldn’t run 60 seconds at that speed. Before the test we looked at the little sheet on the wall that outlined the different zones for running in depending on what your top speed was (but nothing actually stated the VO2Max levels for a certain speed. I’d like to try and find that out..)
Anyways, it was implied that 12.0 mph was the peak of the test and no one ever really obtained that in these tri classes. I made it to 11.5 mph… I was pretty exhausted, but not nearly as exhausted as after the CRR relay on Sunday, so I’m wondering if I could’ve pushed it more. I should’ve given 12.0 mph a chance. Next time! If anyone ever reads this and knows the name of this sort of test so I could find some VO2 numbers, let me know!