Beth W. Glace

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OBJECTIVE To relate changes in laboratory indices to dietary intake during extremely prolonged running and to determine if dietary intake influences the ability of runners to finish an 160 km trail race. METHODS We monitored intake and serum chemistries of 26 runners competing in an 160 km foot race in temperatures which peaked at 38 degrees C. Blood was(More)
The purpose of this study was to document eating strategies employed by runners during a 160-km race, and to identify eating patterns that predispose the runner to disturbed mental or gastrointestinal functioning. We monitored intake in 19 volunteers during the 12 hours pre-race. Intake was determined by interview with runners approximately every 12 km(More)
Changes in running economy, or the oxygen cost of running at a given submaximal speed (ml/m/kg), during prolonged exercise have been well described in men but not in women. Lower extremity strength changes associated with prolonged exercise have never been addressed. We examined changes in running economy and strength following a 2-hour run in eight men and(More)
Among four strains examined, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) show a marked (20 mm Hg, P less than .01) systolic blood pressure elevation (SBP), Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats developed a moderate elevation (8 mm Hg, P less than .01), and a normotensive Wistar rat (WAM) had a lesser SBP elevation (6 mm Hg, P = NS) after excess sucrose(More)
UNLABELLED Central and peripheral mechanisms contribute to fatigue during exercise. Electrical and transcranial magnetic stimulation have been used to assess these fatigue mechanisms. Peripheral magnetic stimulation (PMS) of the femoral nerve is associated with very little subject discomfort and has been shown to elicit quadriceps contractions of >70%(More)
BACKGROUND Creatine supplementation has been shown to augment training-induced strength gains. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of creatine supplementation on recovery of muscle strength after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS Creatine supplementation will facilitate strength gains after ACL reconstruction. (More)
We examined peripheral versus central contributions to fatigue in men and women during prolonged cycling using a peripheral nerve magnetic stimulation-based technique. 11 men (41 ± 3 years) and 9 women (38 ± 2 years) cycled for 2 h at ventilatory threshold with 5, 1-min sprints interspersed, followed by a 3-km time trial. Quadriceps strength testing was(More)