Last Updated on October 24, 2019 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP
Last week in exercise physiology lab, my professor asked for a volunteer to do a VO2Max test. I jumped on the opportunity. I’ve wanted to do a VO2Max test for a while now, mainly out of curiosity. I may not be in peak (or even close) shape at the moment, bur really, how can you beat a free (well, free with tuition) test?? I’ve heard that sucker can cost hundreds of dollars elsewhere! Luckily for me, no one else jumped to volunteer. In fact, i don’t think anyone else even batted an eyelash. The VO2Max lab rat position is allllll minneee!
The inaugural Rivertown half marathon, in the same town as the college campus (Conway SC). The weekend after the Beach2Battleship relay. I could do a nice, slow, recovery run among fellow runners, with Gatorade stops (even though I’ll be using the NUUN thank you very much!)
All whining aside, truth is, perhaps I’m just a broke college student who is bitter that she probably won’t be affording this race, and will probably turn a horrible shade of envious green knowing there is a half marathon going on in my backyard and I’m not there, despite the fact that I ran a full marathon the weekend before.