Mr. Xeno
VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 8:19PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Anyone know the VO2 max of:

El Gerrouj
Alan Webb
Ryan Hall
Bekele
Not really
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 8:22PM - in reply to Mr. Xeno Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
El Gerrouj- 81.2
Alan Webb- 74.8
Ryan Hall- 78.1
Bekele-82.0
brickrunnin
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 8:55PM - in reply to Not really Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
decent guess but i would say webbs is higher than a 74, hell i was over 74 and i certainly cannot run 13:xxs for a 5k, never mind 14s
errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr12121
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 9:02PM - in reply to brickrunnin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
VO2 max does not measure how fast your run....

I run 15:43 and I have an 81.9

Pre had ran 13:15 and has an 82
tjmcm
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 9:10PM - in reply to errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr12121 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
And I had my highest V02 measurement (72.X)racewalking. Improving your max V02 is important. Comparing your value to the guy next to you on the starting line is useless.
sjc
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 9:16PM - in reply to errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr12121 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
vo2max is good measurement to indicate potential ability. better indicators of actual running performance would be vVO2 or velocity at lactate threshold.

lance armstrong and bekele might have similar max vo2's but bekele's vVO2 might be 4:00/mile while armstrong might be 5:00/mile.
xam2OV
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 10:04PM - in reply to sjc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Salazar's VOz max was something like 72 - roughly 10-12 ml/kg2 on average lower than top distance runners
Mr. Xeno
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 10:08PM - in reply to xam2OV Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What's the difference between VO2 max and vVO2? Also, is VO2 max static or can you improve it by training?
Bedellympian
RE: VO2 max of these guys 11/30/2008 10:46PM - in reply to Mr. Xeno Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
vVO2 max is the velocity at which you achieve VO2 max, usually very close to 3k pace. vVO2 max can be improved by improving running economy or VO2max. VO2max can be improved by increasing mileage until you reach aprox 80mpw, after that phys studies show that increased mileage doesn't help much. You can also increase it by doing intervals where you get your body to VO2 max. usually 3k-5k pace intervals with rest intervals equal to or shorter than the previous pace interval. Although, if you do short enough rest and enough intervals 10k pace could work too or mile pace w/ longer rest. The longer you can get your body to spend at VO2 max the better, 3k-5k pace gets you there quickly and allows a good number of intervals at that intensity (see Daniels, Horwill, Coe, etc.).