Comparision of running economy of experience runners at velecities 10 and 12 km/h and different surfaces



Year of publication 2012
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Description The aim of this paper was to compare running economy on different surfaces (tartan, cinder and asphalt) between long distance runners (n = 10). We used Oxycon Mobile, Tanita BC-543 a Polar S610i. All test subjects were running at the same road racing running shoes. Subjects ran 2 stages for 4 minutes on velocities 10 and 12 km/h with 4 minute break on each surface. The monitored parameters were average oxygen uptake (VO2; ml/min) resp. relative oxygen uptake per kilogram of runner’s body mass (VO2/BM; ml/ on different velocities. Differences metabolic-energy running economy indicators were assessed statistically using a post-hoc Fisher's LSD test. We did not found significant differences (p <0,05) between surfaces, lowest values (VO2 and VO2/BM) were on asphalt. Differences of average values of VO2 on tartan (2574 resp. 2936 ml/min), cinder (2509 resp. 2986 ml/min) and asphalt (2469 resp. 2810 ml/min) were on the edge of device error (50 ml/min), so the only conclusion is the asphalt is the most convenient surface according energetic aspect for this specific shoes.
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