29 Mar '13, 6pm

Study: "reduce shock impact, thus pain, by changing consciously his stride pattern even if it worsens his efficiency"

Study: "reduce shock impact, thus pain, by changing consciously his stride pattern even if it worsens his efficiency"

There are long runs, and then there are long runs. A new study out of France documents some of what happens to runners when they do the latter. In one of the more sadistic study designs we've come across, researchers had 12 men run on treadmills for 24 hours. As in a real-world 24-hour race, the runners were free to run, walk or be idle at their discretion, but with one exception: Every two hours, the researchers had the runners travel at roughly 12:00/mile pace (a typical average speed in really long ultras), and measured the runners' VO2 max, net energy cost and respiratory exchange rate. The runners' heart rates were measured throughout the 24 hours. During the 24 hours, the runners accumulated an average of 149 kilometers, or right around 93 miles. The average time spent running on the treadmill was 18 hours and 39 minutes. As it turned out, this works out to an averag...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/ultra-marathons/what-happens-...

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