Notched VO2 Max to 41!

Easy 10 km this morning πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ₯Ά! 3 STRAVA Badges in 1 Day πŸŽ–πŸ’ͺ😜! Keeping the system healthy with a Triple Action Vitamin C Booster, Omegas, and a healthy dose of fresh winter fruit, veg and protein πŸ‹πŸŠπŸπŸŒπŸ…πŸ₯¦πŸ₯¬πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ₯©πŸ—πŸŸπŸ˜‹!

Contemplating life πŸ₯Ί! High on endorphins, nature’s morphine. Warming the body, catching some Vitamin D β˜€οΈ, whilst sipping a hot caffeine blend β˜•οΈπŸ˜‹ post-run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ₯Ά, with my little Grey Ghost πŸ•, aka #MadamRoza, by my side 😍! New week, new things πŸ–πŸ’»πŸ€“!

Optimising my Training Load πŸ’ͺπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜! Also managed to notch the VO2 Max back to 41 πŸ₯³!

In short, what is VO2 Max? 

When exercising, your body must have enough oxygen to perform at its optimum. Athletes, who participate in endurance sports like cycling and running, take into consideration the importance of oxygen when they are training and competing. The most popular measurement athletes use is maximal oxygen consumption or VO2 max. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen one’s body can process to produce energy or maximum aerobic capacity. Technically broken down the meaning of VO2 max are as follows; V = volume, O2 = chemical formula for oxygen, and max = maximum abbreviated. The better your VO2 max, the better your body can perform under strenuous conditions.

I constantly work at improving my VO2 max, and maintaining it at as high a level as possible, and not let it slide, as it is hard work to notch it up a level or two. Below, VO2 max indication charts which one can compare yourself against. πŸ‘‰ VO2 max explained by a runner, and how to improve it!

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