So today was a speed workout. I was going to take the day off after Sundays horrible long run but after foam rolling like a boss, I felt okay and I knew if I kept the speed workout under 5 miles, I’d be fine.
I also wanted to know how my training is progressing, as in, what is my VO2 Max. I’ve been training hard with the heart rate monitor which I’m hoping will help me with my endurance but also my speed. So, about that training…..it’s working!
This is the trend for my VO2 Max since I got the new Garmin Forerunner 620:
So, basically, I hit 43 today! FORTY FREAKIN THREE!
I know that 43 may not sound like that big of a deal. But it is. Here’s the chart which tells you what the average VO2 Max is and what is above average and good, etc.
If you’re not familiar with VO2 Max or heart rate training, you can check out my post about it here.
And now lets talk speed. Here are my splits for today:
My max pace is 7:42 and my average pace was 9:14. I did have to stop for a traffic light at mile 2 and mile 4 but overall this wasn’t too bad. I was really worried that after Sunday’s run I wouldn’t be able to move with any speed today but I did.
So, the next few weeks I’m going to continue to up that VO2 Max and work on lowering my average pace back to the high 7’s and low 8’s and I’m super excited about it. Can you tell? 🙂
So, do you know what your VO2 Max is? What’s your average pace? What are your training goals?