The CXC Team Vertical Limit September Camp kicked off this Thursday in Hayward, WI with VO2 max testing on the treadmill. With multiple tests so far this year the results will be a great way to chart progress. Ideally we will have become more aerobically efficient after the long hours of summer training. Hopefully our threshold pace and heart rate will also have improved. It is important to keep in mind that testing alone does not make one faster. It is the ability to personalize and improve training based on test results in order to elicit a more positive response that really matters. Bryan and Igor have been great at this so far and I for one am feeling great. This summer I have enjoyed the highest quality of training I have ever experienced. The hours have not been more then I am used to but every workout has been focused and specific with a greater emphasis on intervals. I continue to struggle with improving my technique and am continuously focusing on tips I have gotten from Bryan while skiing. My old habits are proving to be very stubborn but I feel progress is being made nonetheless. In general I am trying to keep my arms and feet wider while engaging the core more and increasing the fluidity of the movements.
Here are some pics from the V02 testing.