Today was my final VO2 class – to measure my improvement over the past six weeks I repeated the four mile test maintaining my anaerobic threshold of 173. Here are the splits – results compared to the first class:
- Today / Feb 28th
- m1 – 8:52 / m1 – 11:05
- m2 – 18:15 / m2 – 22:01
- m3 – 28:05 / m3 – 33:06
- m4 – 38:08 / m4 – 44:24
A 6:16 minute overall or 2:04 minute per mile improvement (I think – again, bad at math). Today was hard, but not as hard as it was 6 weeks ago. Average pace for the four miles today was 9:32 which is super cool for Susan. I’m really happy with the 8:52 mile 1.
To qualify for Boston I need to multiply that workout by 6.55 and shave another minute off each mile. But I’m not in a hurry even if it takes another ten years – that’s okay with me - I want to enjoy obtaining this goal.