Has anyone taken the time / effort to measure their VO2 Max?
I would say this was a bit on the serious side for this forum but most of the SCR protagonists are now anything but the enthusiastic amateurs of old as the amount of posts relating to ‘zone 2 rides’ and ‘only 300W FTP’ (hahah) relate. Personally I do not have time to train or race a bike seriously so this sort of thing is purely of interest.
I do not pretend to be a sports scientist nor a physiologist but I understand your VO2 max potential is largely determined by genetics. I find this quite reassuring, knowing that I was never going to trouble the scorers at the tour.
As a squaddie, one of the benefits of a benchmarked annual fitness test is that it gives you some fairly consistent data to go by. One of the tests is a 1.5 mile run and I understand this is a reasonable measure of VO2 max, my scores in the last few years put me in the low 60s (this at 31 years of age).
Given some of the feats articulated on the SCR thread I am expecting some high numbers and I expect fellow Alton College Alumni okgo and Rower63 to be pushing into the eighties at least! Off you go!
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
"Has anyone taken the time / effort to measure their VO2 Max?"
Really, sir. There are ladies present, in case you failed to notice. Please comport yourself with at least some modicum of decency. I've already rung for the extra man of the club library and he will show you the door.