Friday, January 06, 2012
I had my fitness assessment today. Mostly good, some just ok - sort of as I expected. The test itself was so much easier than I expected it to be.
So they started off with my weight - no surprises there, since I'd just weighed in the day before.
Next up wad BP - just slightly elevated at 121/82 - damn white coat syndrome. At home, I average about 110/70 (sometimes lower). Resting heart rate is 75 - which, while average, is on the high side for a runner but that jives with the readings I get at home.
Body fat is 28.2 -I thought that was high, but she said for my age up to 35 is still average. BMI 27 - still need to get that down; that's what WW is based on.
Now I don't agree with the waist OR the hip measurements 31 1/2 for my waist - but she did it at my belly button, which is NOT where my waist is thinnest. And hips were 38 1/2. Apparently I must be measuring wrong, cause I get like 3" less.
My VO2 MAX was 41.2, which she said was very good. They get that from the treadmill test somehow - I was a bit worried about that part, but it's walking & only goes up 5% incline & 4.5 mph - that was a piece of cake (maybe my BP will be better next time now that I know).
I did 40 girlie pushups & am sure I could have done more (it's not timed, you just do as many as you can) - that put me in the 90th percentile.
She was stunned I could reach 20" . . . I've never had that measured before . . . apparently that's way above average . . . all that yoga pays off (she said I must do a lot of it). In fact, I got complimented on my down dog last weekend with a different teacher . . . maybe I'm missing my calling . . .
Overall I think she was very impressed. In fact, she said she tried to train for a HM once, but gave up after making it up to 8 miles (i'd guess her to be at least 20 yrs younger than me) - but she followed some plan that had her running 6 x week; I only run 3 x week typically. Signed up for a group run tomorrow that will probably be challenging . . .
It's good info, tho. Now I have things to shoot for. I can get re-evaluated for free every 2 months.