Influence of training loads on patterns of illness in elite distance runners.

  title={Influence of training loads on patterns of illness in elite distance runners.},
  author={Peter A Fricker and David B Pyne and Philo Urson Saunders and Amanda Julie Cox and Maree Gleeson and Richard D Telford},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={15 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate relationships between training mileage and intensity, and the type, incidence, severity, and duration of respiratory illness in distance runners, and the impact of illness on submaximal and maximal running performance. DESIGN A longitudinal observational study of distance runners with serial monitoring of training loads and clinical patterns of illness. SETTING A 4-month winter training period in the Southern Hemisphere. PARTICIPANTS A total of 20 highly trained… CONTINUE READING

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