Motivation, goal orientation, coaching, and training habits of women ultrarunners.

  title={Motivation, goal orientation, coaching, and training habits of women ultrarunners.},
  author={Rhonna Zena Krouse and Lynda B. Ransdell and Shelley M Lucas and Mary E. Pritchard},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  volume={25 10},
Ultrarunners participate in running events that exceed the 26.2-mile marathon distance (e.g., 50k, 50-100 miles). Very little research exists on ultrarunners, especially women. This study is a descriptive study detailing the motivation, goal orientation, demographic characteristics (e.g., age, job demands, family structure), training habits (e.g., hours per week of training), and coach utilization of women ultrarunners. Participants (N = 344) were recruited via the Ultra List serve and 4… CONTINUE READING

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