A Single-Visit Field Test of Critical Speed
Galbraith, A., Hopker, James, Lelliott, Stephen, Diddams, Louise and Passfield, Louis 2014. A Single-Visit Field Test of Critical Speed. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 9 (6), pp. 931-935.
|Authors||Galbraith, A., Hopker, James, Lelliott, Stephen, Diddams, Louise and Passfield, Louis|
To compare critical speed (CS) measured from a single-visit field test of the distance–time relationship with the “traditional” treadmill time-to-exhaustion multivisit protocol.
Ten male distance runners completed treadmill and field tests to calculate CS and the maximum distance performed above CS (D′). The field test involved 3 runs on a single visit to an outdoor athletics track over 3600, 2400, and 1200 m. Two field-test protocols were evaluated using either a 30-min recovery or a 60-min recovery between runs. The treadmill test involved runs to exhaustion at 100%, 105%, and 110% of velocity at VO2max, with 24 h recovery between runs.
There was no difference in CS measured with the treadmill and 30-min- and 60-minrecovery field tests (P < .05). CS from the treadmill test was highly correlated with CS from the 30- and 60-min-recovery field tests (r = .89, r = .82; P < .05). However there was a difference and no correlation in D′ between the treadmill test and the 30 and 60-min-recovery field tests (r = .13; r = .33, P > .05). A typical error of the estimate of 0.14 m/s (95% confidence limits 0.09–0.26 m/s) was seen for CS and 88 m (95% confidence limits 60–169 m) for D′. A coefficient of variation of 0.4% (95% confidence limits: 0.3–0.8%) was found for repeat tests of CS and 13% (95% confidence limits 10–27%) for D′.
The single-visit method provides a useful alternative for assessing CS in the field.
|Journal||International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance|
|Journal citation||9 (6), pp. 931-935|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1123/ijspp.2013-0507|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2013-0507|
|01 Nov 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||21 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||17 Feb 2014|
|Copyright information||Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2014, 9 (6): 931-935, https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2013-0507 © 2014 Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|License||CC BY 3.0|
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