>Racing>Anyone know anything about VO2 Max?
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Nice VO2max, BTW.
The calculator on this site only estimates your VO2max from your efforts. Every effort is associated with a rate of oxygen delivery to your muscles (i.e., you VO2), but you only have one maximal VO2. The only way to know your VO2max is by testing in an exercise physiology lab.
The reason that you see diminishing VO2max estimates with increasing distance is that your pace likely is diminishing as well. The estimates are calculated using an equation that takes pace into consideration. But remember, these estimates are all lower than your actual VO2max, which does not vary.
There is another way to test VO2max without the lab... the following link explains:
I've never tried the method since my treadmill only inclines 10 degrees and i've never seen the need to run till i vomit or pass out.