Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Human Performance
Exercise, Sport & Movement Sci
Max R Paquette
Training load (TL) is defined as the product of external and internal loads. Various types of external loads can be used in calculating running TL. The purpose of this study was to compare week-to-week changes among different TL in runners. Nine male cross-country runners participated in two consecutive weeks of training monitoring. Sessions rate of perceived exertion (sRPE) was collected after each run. External loads included miles, minutes, Step Count, Bone Stimulus, and estimated cumulative peak vertical force. Paired t-tests and Cohen's d effect sizes were used to compare between-week percent change (%?) among TL measures and minutes (p< 0.05). Different between-week%? were found between sRPExMinutes (p = 0.002), sRPExStep Count (p = 0.006), sRPExForce (p = 0.002), and miles (p = 0.019) compared to minutes. Findings suggest that using TL allows for more individualized monitoring of the training physiological loads in high school runners.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Ryan, Megan Renee, "Are All Running Training Loads Created Equal?" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2077.