>Running 101>So would anyone care to explain VO2...
I'm highly doubting the fact that anyone here learned anything from this thread.
I did a Google search on Vo2 Max. I randomly selected 5 or 6 articles, and each and every one of them states that Vo2 Max can be increased with training.
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Because the random newbie runner could get the wrong impression that knowing, or being able to measure, or improving one's VO2max were somehow important to running success. Which is not the case.
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.
I'm not saying you're right or wrong (there are plenty of others here who will readily agree/disagree with you), but did these articles cite research? If I have an opinion I want to support I'm sure I can find backup on the internet, but it doesn't mean much? Heck, many of the popular "fitness" magazines have been known to print all kinds of crazy stuff that is based on sketchy or no research.
That said, I'm out of this thread.
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However, you can do so-called VO2max training, (i.e. running at vVO2max, I-pace etc.), and you will get faster.