Afternoon! Just had a VO2 Max, Aet/Ant test done.
Btw, Seattle area can get tested at the Bellevue Pro Club, even non-members, 275, (Gas Exchange?) UW also tests at Huskies Stadium, 325, but its being fixed. ETA 4-6 weeks, (not sure on test).
But, Male, 37, With Asthma. Per MAF would put me around 143 which was stupidly slow, 16:30/mile or so. I couldn’t even fully run, maybe run 30-50 steps, walk some, run 30-50 steps, etc. But even 24 hours later I was not even feeling if I had even done anything at all. Had sinus surgery in march this year, couldn’t do much for 3-4 months. Tho started small in May. (This past July was doing ~20 miles, 11-12 hours per week. BUT all this was done in the mid 150s-160s++ HR) August was spotty per sooo many fires around the Northwest. Took Sept/Oct off with some spotty hiking.
Stared the 8 week mountaineering course right after turkey day. I hopeful, plan to either transition to the 16 or 24 week plan at the end. Looking to do Baker in ~July, Adams in August. With Rainier next year after I have, hopefully, learned some!
143 has always felt just waaaay to easy.
Been looking to get tested. And it took awhile to find a place.
Per ACSM my VO2 Max of 34.45 is 15%, Hansen(?) is 105% for my age. Possibly because of Asthma? She didn’t put much stock in vo2 max either.
The proctor thought my results were very interesting as my 50%/50% cross over is around 172 bpm ~92.5% of my max HR, 186. Per her asthma will push my zones slightly higher as my heart has to work harder(I get around 90-92% of the o2 a normal person my age gets or some such).
Resting HR was at 100 when starting… but I was ready to go! She said thats common. (Normally around 59-63).
But looking at this… I should train around 152 or so? Instead of 143?
Recommendations appropriated! I also basically have time, so, if its to double the AeT training I can do so. ie: 8 week says do 1 hour, 2 do instead(still under AeT). No real commitments besides work.
Thanks. Happy Holidays.