>Running 101>So would anyone care to explain VO2...
I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
A Dance with Monkeys
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On the road back
2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)
So, what improves your VO2? Time training? Increased base miles? Faster runs?
Your VO2max is pretty well set for life, although with years of consistent training you may be able to increase it a bit.
Which is to say, you really DON'T get to improve your VO2max. And your VO2 is neither improved nor worsened; rather it is just an objective measure of oxygen flow during an activity. If you want a higher number, run faster.
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It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.