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Variations of Trail Runner’s Fitness Measures across a Season and Relationships with Workload

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Faculty of Educational Sciences and Sports Sciences, University of Vigo, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
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Escola Superior Desporto e Lazer, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Rua Escola Industrial e Comercial de Nun’Álvares, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Douro Higher Institute of Educational Sciences, 4560-708 Penafiel, Portugal
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Delegação da Covilhã, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Unidade de Investigação e Treino em Trabalhos em Alturas e Atividades de Ar Livre, Escola Superior Desporto e Lazer, 4960-320 Melgaço, Portugal
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The Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Pedram Sendi
Healthcare 2021, 9(3), 318; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030318
Received: 1 March 2021 / Revised: 9 March 2021 / Accepted: 10 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sport and Exercise Medicine)
Trail running involves off-road running over different surfaces of positive and negative unevenness. Given these particularities and the associated physical demands, it is essential to understand this relationship and how fitness levels influence performance. This study aimed to analyze fitness level variations during different times of the season and establish a relationship between changes in fitness levels and accumulated load. Twenty-five trail running athletes (age: 36.23 ± 8.30 years) were monitored over 52 weeks. Three periods of assessment were implemented, while load between those periods was calculated. Athletes were monitored daily by global positioning systems. The collected data included distance covered, duration, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE), which were used to obtain session-RPE. Additionally, maximal aerobic speed, vertical jump, and dynamic balance were tested periodically. Moderate inverse correlations were found between assessment 1 and 2 for total sRPE and vertical jump: countermovement jump (VJ: CMJ) (r = −0.349), and Y balance test: left posterolateral (YBT: LPL) (r = −0.494). Similar correlations were found between assessment 2 and 3 for total sRPE and VJ: CMJ (r = −0.397), and vertical jump: drop jump (VJ: DJ) (r = −0.395). The results suggest that trail running coaches should monitor and assess dose–response relationships and possible anterior asymmetries of dynamic balance performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: endurance sports; trail running; fitness levels; performance; training monitoring endurance sports; trail running; fitness levels; performance; training monitoring
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Matos, S.; Clemente, F.M.; Silva, R.; Pereira, J.; Bezerra, P.; Carral, J.M.C. Variations of Trail Runner’s Fitness Measures across a Season and Relationships with Workload. Healthcare 2021, 9, 318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030318

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Matos S, Clemente FM, Silva R, Pereira J, Bezerra P, Carral JMC. Variations of Trail Runner’s Fitness Measures across a Season and Relationships with Workload. Healthcare. 2021; 9(3):318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030318

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Matos, Sérgio, Filipe Manuel Clemente, Rui Silva, Joel Pereira, Pedro Bezerra, and José María Cancela Carral. 2021. "Variations of Trail Runner’s Fitness Measures across a Season and Relationships with Workload" Healthcare 9, no. 3: 318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030318

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