Running Training Testing
The overall aim of your running will often be to reduce your times for a specific distance. However, this can be made up of a number of variables and it is useful to test these along the way so that you know how you are progressing.
We have compiled a series of tests, both our own and standard ones used within the sport to help you in testing your running.
- Pure Speed
- Speed Endurance
- Lactate Tolerance
- VO2 Maximum
- Aerobic Capacity
Many of these variables can be tested to identify where your weaknesses are and therefore help you plan adjustments to your training.
If you are a longer distance runner the first 3 won’t be all that important, you will probably be most interested in lactate tolerance and aerobic capacity.
There are a number of well known tests, some less known and a few we have devised to help find out how you are progressing under each of these areas.
Another test that you might find useful is the Resting Pulse Test, which is an indicator of general fitness and can be used to see if you are a little under the weather.