Friday, September 13, 2013

Want to Learn About Your Running Economy? Here's Your Chance

Running the Twin Cities Marathon? Pretty fast?
The Human and Sports Performance Laboratory (HSPL) at the University of Minnesota is seeking participants with an expected marathon finish time of 3:00 or faster for men, and 3:30 or faster for women. The study will examine the relationship between running economy and other metabolic factors and marathon finish time.

The study involves a 33-minute, sub-maximal treadmill run, with a warm-up and six incremental stages of 5 minutes each at paces ranging from 75% of 10k pace to 10k pace. Participants will wear a facemask so that gas analysis can be done throughout the test. This will be used to determine oxygen utilization and other factors related to running economy and the individual’s metabolic response to sub-maximal exercise.

A recent (last two months) race finish time at 10k or another common road race distance is needed in order to calculate the paces for your stages. The treadmill test will be scheduled between Sept. 21 and Sept. 29 and will be conducted at the HSPL on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Contact Chris Lundstrom if you have any questions or are interested:

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