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Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm in shape!

Ok, maybe I knew that already. I'm a research subject for a study on fitness level and blood markers. So far, I had some blood work and a VO2Max test. The results are good:

My total cholesterol is 138, down from about 190 about 2 years ago, before I was a vegan. Unfortunately they didn't measure my HDL cholesterol directly, but assuming it is between 55 and 75, where it's been measured in the past, my LDL is between 40 and 55.

VO2 Max is a measure of the volume of oxygen you can consume while exercising at your maximum capacity. Mine is 44. For a 30 year-old woman, that ranks as "superior".

Just had to toot my horn :) The Boston Triathlon is on Sunday. Cold weather and swimming in the Boston Harbor.... should be interesting. This will be my last triathlon of the season, and then I get to focus more on running.


KleoPatra said...

Good for you!

Always toot your horn when you can. It's YOUR blog and it's YOUR life. Be proud of yourself and what you've done to your body to make you happy, healthy, fit and fantastic, Vegan Doc!

Liz said...

Those are great stats!! You should definitely be proud of yourself. And good luck in the race!