Saturday, October 28, 2006

First Tests with Max Testa

Last week I spoke to Max Testa and he agreed to see me in Salt Lake City. I figured if I was going to do this I might as well do it right. I just finished my first set of tests and oh boy there is a long way to go. I did a VO2Max and had terrible scores in the low 40's. A long way from the 88.2 that I scored in 1994. The power was pretty bad too. I popped at 300 Watts. But there is nothing like 18.5% body fat to really get the hopes up. I did the test with my baselayer on so that the fat wouldn't be going all over the place. At least now I know where I stand and if I am going to be ready for the season then the work starts now. Max gave me a training schedule for November and its all power based which is a first for me. It seems pretty specific and not too difficult so let's see how I adapt to it.