A twelve week performance enhancement providing a novice runner the best opportunity to complete a half marathon

Ayling, Thomas (2016) A twelve week performance enhancement providing a novice runner the best opportunity to complete a half marathon. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to design and conduct a performance enhancement training programme over a twelve week period; providing a novice runner the best opportunity to complete a half marathon. Within the twelve weeks the researcher strived to improve the participant’s maximal oxygen consumption (V  O2max), Lactate Threshold and Body Composition. Testing was conducted at three stages of the training programme, being week one, week six and week twelve. Changes in V  O2max occurred; (46.52-51.05 ml/kg/min – 4.53 ml/kg/min improvement), Lactate Threshold (VOBLA 4mmol-L below 10km/h - VOBLA4mmol-L 13/km/h, 3km/h improvement) and Body composition (weight – 99.6kg – 98.8kg, 0.8kg loss, body fat % 21.7% - 21.3%, 0.4% loss) with the participant completing the half marathon. Using the results of this study, it can be concluded that the training programme designed could be used to help novice runners train towards the completion of a half marathon.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 17:24
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2673

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