>Running 101>So would anyone care to explain VO2...
I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
On the road back
I have a love/hate relationship with running. I do it, but sometimes I love to hate it.
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.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.