Several months ago I had a treadmill-based VO2max test done, and the numbers that came out just don't seem anywhere near what I'd expect or had ever even heard of. Is it possible the following is feasible, and it just reveals some sort of outlier metabolism? If so, should I be proud or ashamed?! Or was it just simply a flawed test? Used the New Leaf system for this.
Biggest question: what can I glean from this for setting realistic training goals?
I feel these numbers are too tight a range and the range is skewed too high.
Zone 1 - 133-143
Zone 2 - 143-148
Zone 3 - 148-154
Zone 4 - 154-158
Zone 5 - n/a - (see HR Max. below)
HR Max. - 158
- after 1 min. recovery - 135
AT - 154
AT/Max% - 97
VO2 Max - 56
- after 1 min. recovery - 41
If it helps any, I used a HRM for a few recent foot races. My half marathon, run 1:34:XX , seemed to average between 138-142 bpm, and at a hilly 30k event I finished in 2:21:XX on around 136 bpm. Both PR races, [i]both run in Zone 1?![/i]
52 years old. Maybe that's it...