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VO2 Max IntervalsLeGrimper
May 18, 2002 11:59 PM
My coach has suggested that for the next 5 weeks to bring on a physiological peak that I undertake a series of V02 max intervals. This is what all my training has built up to and now it is time. Big race at the end of June.

I am aiming to build up to 3:3 topping out the HR each rep. 5 sets. These things are hard, really hard

My only problem is psyching up to do them. My question is how do you get it together mentally for the lactic punishment? Race Day over a hill, its no problem but to max out on a trainer as intervals, thats a different story!

Any tips or thoughts would help me, right now Im not looking forward to them.

Le Grimp.
Really, really, loud , thumping musicspeedisgood
May 19, 2002 4:20 AM
Something with a rate of 100-150 BPM or so.

I prefer techno/progressive trance of the Carl Cox/John Digweed nature. Your results may vary with this music.
Scot BondLeGrimper
May 20, 2002 3:36 AM
Good taste in music!

Got piles of Scot Bond, Paul Oakenfold and John Digweed sitting on top of the stereo for just such an occasion.

Thanks for the positive vibes, things are looking up.

Le Grimp.
Just don't go deaf doing intervals ;-)speedisgood
May 20, 2002 5:41 AM
I just got 28 Carl Cox cd's on Ebay. A lot of the discs are copies of the Radio 1 live shows. Fierce!

Saw Sasha/Digweed locally in Cleveland a month ago. Good show but kinda short as far as S/D's actual set. I think they played only 2 1/2 hours. Boo!
A little understanding.hayaku
May 25, 2002 6:48 AM
Understand that if you train hard, you're more likely to be in front at the end of the race. All it takes is to understand that if you can last the distance in training (only three minutes!) that will put you ahead enough to win.

This is me in the second set of seven, five minute strength reps. Love it!

Good luck and don't forget, you get what you give.