Monday, June 18, 2007

Test Results Recap...

Today, I went for my bike and run test results consultation. I tell you, the boys at ViCi Sports definitely take there time and explain things and answer questions. Bottom line is that I did great during the testing and was able to mentally push myself once out of glycogen and was working on pure anaerobic lactate ability, a factor some find difficult to break into due to the increased stress and uneasy feeling and the down side some of my results SUCKED! Meaning, I need to build my engine!

What does that mean? It means that with my training plan I will see slower and less intense workouts to build that Aerobic capacity (engine) and this will not happen over night and will require Patience, eekk!!

Now along with being patient I will need to be consistent; Consistent in getting at least 8 hours sleep per night, eating good, not missing workouts, doing as the program says and not adding or subtracting volume. It will be different and I am up to the challenge over the next year.

Something I did not know is that everybody's VO2 is basically genetic and can only be improved up to 30% over your LIFETIME! WTF? So being as mine was below avg. I will be able to improve it but not much above avg. according to the scientific results, but the biggest thing one needs to consider is that even though you cannot significantly improve your VO2 you can drastically improve your Lactate Threshold and ability to increase your aerobic capacity which means going longer, faster with more power and using less energy, which I know we all want.

Training today was the called for Bike in Zone 4 so after 20 min warm up it was time to increase my heart rate to the Z4 level and maintain for 20 mins. I was able to do this however challenging at times. (Just a side note, the training plan is based on Watts but being as I don't have a compu trainer or a power meter and was at home indoors to eliminate the hotter than hell variable) once the 20 mins was over it was 10 mins cool down. Overall, great 1st workout and feeling good at this time.

Yesterday for Fathers Day, guess what I did? Did you guess? OK, I watched all 3 Star Wars Prequels for my very first time, OK, so I was a little behind. How great is that, oh, and I ate a bunch! I enjoyed it and I hope all you Dad's did as well.

rockon`

5 comments:

Bigun said...

you're such a geek. I'm in a "base phase" now too, and it's dreadfully boring - takes some serious mental facilities to stay in the right zone. But it works, so do it. 'Cause 101 is a long way, but only 145 days away...wink wink, nod nod...

Molly said...

If you master consistency please let me know how!...I think with everything in life that is the biggest challenge and, at the same time, the key to sucess in so many areas.
Sounds like a great way to spend father's day...you deserve a happy one!

Take Care
Molly

Allez said...

Relaxing with movies... sounds perfect! I've only seen parts of the 1st Star Wars prequel. I'm more behind than you :-)

Dan Seifring said...

Bigun is under Marc Taylor on that Athlinks site.

SkiRough said...

awesome on the star wars! That is so cool. How did you like them? I felt like each one got progressively worse as they delved too much into the Natalie Portman love plot. I know, crucial to Skywalker coming into play later, but blegh... sooo sick of the bad acting in that part. Give me a Darth Maul lazerfight please!!!