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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
When does geezerhood start?

When was the first time you heard your parents' words come out your mouth?
Has nothing to do with physical prowess. State of mind.

Susan
lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
Oct 30, 2013 - 12:08am PT
You folks seem like fitness nazis: what do you think an idea vo2 max is for climbing? Or is that irrelevant?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2013 - 08:25am PT
60ml/kilo and up
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Max VO² doesn't play into such "work" as climbing unless you are running up the rock. It is more relevant to exercise like running, cycling, walking, XCC skiing or some steady state exercise.

Jaybro, 60ml/kg/min represents numbers related to the max VO² of a highly conditioned athlete performing aerobic exercise in his or her prime years.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Like long moderate ( say Steck Salathe etc) solos or mtneering.

I assumed "idea" meant ideal. My bad.

I'm sure Ueli's ratio is higher than that.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Courtyard Wash in Moab. Long, but not technical with a lovely closing ride through Arches. I am frustrated about how slow I am on a mountain bike. It's amazing I can climb anything with my speed dropping so low.
Oh well....keep cranking.
Near Balanced Rock, La Sals in the background. <br/>
Near Balanced Rock, La Sals in the background.

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Edit: 26 miles
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Just turned 70 and trying to beat the "scientifically-established" 10%/decade VO2 max decline. My usual workout is to walk across the street and hike up Apex Pk. at at least 2k ft/ hr. It's 1300' up. BTW that's 1.3 miles at 15% in 30 min on the treadmill. Treadmill good too because there's no knee jamming downhill to suffer. So I mix 'em up. Also Lookout Mt on bike mixed in. Same 1300'. Smooth pavement, few cars (weekdays, see I'm retired) . Going to soon start adding skinning up first run at Loveland...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
New bike is showing up Monday just in time for the time change and the end of commuting for a few months.

Riding to work in the dark is relaxing, completive.

Coming home in the dark,

darn near suicidal!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Did OK for 12 of the 13.1 miles in the Gorge 1/2 Marathon last weekend. Negative splits - nice!!! The rain held off until afternoon, and we were treated to fabulous views of Cascade choss. The last three miles were steeply downhill, and I flew through 2 of them. Then.....creak. Struggled with some soreness this entire week. That's the difference between being ready to race and ready to run.

Next weekend in the Down and Dirty 10.5 miles trail run. Location is the new vineyard. Hope to get more mileage in this weekend and the beginning of the week. How ever did I manage to race every weekend for years???
raymond phule

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 04:28am PT

Jaybro, 60ml/kg/min represents numbers related to the max VO² of a highly conditioned athlete performing aerobic exercise in his or her prime years.

60 is pretty good but the top athletes in endurance sports have 80-90ml/kg/min so I don't think I agree with what you say.

My guess is that 60 is quite common among good climbers that climb long routes fast and that people like Uli has a much higher VO2 max.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 2, 2013 - 10:48am PT
60 is pretty good but the top athletes in endurance sports have 80-90ml/kg/min so I don't think I agree with what you say.

Not agreeing is alright with me; so no problem there. For the sake of the discussion I will explain further. 60ml/(kg · min) is an average number for highly conditioned athletes. It was not meant to represent those of elite athletes.

High max VO² are not prerequisites for performance in endurance sports nor absolute indicators of performance in endurance sports.

I've never considered myself an elite athlete (far from it); however BITD my max VO² was 75ml/(kg · min). I was highly conditioned with a body fat % of 5.6; but certainly not an "elite" runner.

The highest recorded max VO²'s are 94ml/(kg · min) for a male and
77ml/(kg · min) for a female; both were competitive cross country skiers.
(Textbook of Work Physiology Åstrand, Rodahl, Dahl & Stromme)

In an activity such as climbing (more so than walking or running), O² uptake potential related to body weight is more relevant than liter per minute.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 7, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
I love looking at the satellite images of my bike rides. Living in Santa Cruz the sat images are always so green. Currently in Moab, of course, very different.
Today's ride out by Monitor and Merrimac. The long straight line is, oh yeah, geez wiz, forgot to turn off the GPS unit when I got in the car. Seeing my stats as max speed of 62mph gave me a "Wow"...for just a sec.

Monitor and Merrimac area
Monitor and Merrimac area
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 8, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Running ½ marathon tomorrow, no expectations. First one in 26 years.

It is fun to see GPS report I'm running 60mph when I leave my watch on.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Intervals on 1/4 mile oval track:

1 mile speed walk home to track
I mile run
I mile speed walk/eighth mile sprint
I/2 mile run
I/2 mile speed walk/eighth mile sprint
1/4 mile run
1/4 mile speed walk/ stiff-.leg hill walk (walking bent over like stretching hamstrings but walking up short length steep hill)
1 mile speed walk home
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 10, 2013 - 08:43am PT
½ Marathon: I came out too fast (as always) 7:46 pace for the first 10k's... then it became a strain.
Credit: Tobia
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Nov 10, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Good job, Tobia!

It takes a lot of discipline to hold back at the beginning of organized events. But, whenever you can do it you will be pleased with your times . . .
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Nov 10, 2013 - 09:17am PT
meh, I got seeded in a higher corral last year in a 10k, barreled out too fast, slowed down on the big hill around 3 miles and ended up with a huge positive split, but also a huge PR.

Nice time on the Half!^

Put down my standard base week this past. Six days @ 5 miles plus cycling. Getting back to normal after the back to back 20 mile trail run and back packing trip in the dacks.

.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 10, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Appreciate that john and reeotch. It was fun, once it was over.
I've spent a few years coaching XCC and others about running. I just don't lead by example and I really thought I could hold that pace or close to it for the whole distance, not quite there.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Paced a friend at the Rio Del lago 100 miler this weekend. He finished in 27 hours 3 minutes (Way to go Mick K) Always fun running a 50K in the dark.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
11/11/13
Killer weight and aerobic workout (I normally don't do weights and aerobics on same day but WTF I felt strong)

3x 10 alternate delt raises
3x10 standing Arnold presses
3x10 elbow flies
3x10 shoulder rows

1 mile speed walk from home to 1/4 mile oval track
Intervals:
1 mile run
I mile speed walk with 4x1/8 mile sprints
1/2 mile run
3 x 20 yd uphill sprints
2x 1/8 mile backward jogs
1/2 mile speed walk
2 x 1/8 mile sprints
1 mile speed walk

1 mile speed walk home.
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