vVO2max Test ~ August 2006
I never ask anyone to do
anything I haven't tried myself. This month I've run six vVO2max
tests and to show I'm prepared to put myself through the same pressures
as my clients, I got myself ready.
I needed to do a test as I'm
about to enter the final phase of my "classics
season". I've "rested" for a month and now need to build
for my end of season peak. To do that I need to know how much
power I'm knocking out so I can structure my training to deliver the
results I need. I know where I should be, a test will tell me
where I am now, then all I need to do is prepare a training regimen to
close the gap.
in all, not a bad test for me. My mid-season threshold is normally
around 300 watts (where I should be), so 278 watts (where I am) isn't
too disappointing. I'll now go away, do some work and report back
when I do my follow up test before I head for the Tour of Lombardy.