Pacing pattern and speed skating performance in competitive long-distance events.

@article{Muehlbauer2010PacingPA,
  title={Pacing pattern and speed skating performance in competitive long-distance events.},
  author={Thomas Muehlbauer and Stefan Panzer and Christian Schindler},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          114-9
        }
}
The present study was aimed to compare the pacing pattern adopted by women and men in races performed during a complete World Cup series. Elite skaters competed in long-distance races of different length (3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 m) and location (low/high altitude) where distribution of lap times were analyzed. Regardless of athletes' performance level, gender, or rinks' location, similar pacing patterns were observed in each event, which were characterized by an initial acceleration followed… CONTINUE READING
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