Wednesday, May 29, 2013

VO2max and running mileage

If you’ve been training for a while, chances are that your VO2max has plateaued.  VO2max is a pretty stable parameter, with further improvements in performance resulting from improvements in other physiological variables like lactate threshold and running economy.  While the exact volume of training at which VO2max plateaus is individual, a number of researchers have suggested that it plateaus at about 70 miles per week.  Any training above this won’t likely improve VO2max unless you include more intensity.

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