The Key Speed To Train At To Improve VO2max
VVO2max (velocity at VO2max) is the speed associated with VO2max and is the key speed to train at to improve VO2max. It is calculated from VO2max and running economy.
How does it impact on performance?
It is a good predictor of performance over 1500 – 5000m. So if you are training for sprint triathlons, this variable is important for you. It is also important for you if you need to improve your VO2max as it is the key speed to train at to improve VO2max.
How do I train it?
As velocity at VO2max is calculated from running economy and VO2max, improvements in either of these two areas would see an increase in this variable.
With regards using this variable to improve VO2max, sessions would involve repeated efforts from 40s up to 4 minutes at this intensity. Recovery would be relatively short. The aim is to accumulate time spent exercising at VO2max.
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