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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2016 September;56(9):1007-12

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Cardiorespiratory demands during an inline speed skating marathon race: a case report

Carolin STANGIER 1, Thomas ABEL 1, Julia MIERAU 1, Wildor HOLLMANN 2, Heiko K. STRÜDER 1

1 Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany; 2 Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany


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This study was designed to investigate the intensity profile during an inline speed skating marathon road race. A highly-trained male athlete (20 y, 73.4 kg, 178 cm, V̇O2 peak: 60.8 mL·kg-1·min-1) participated in a marathon road race. Oxygen uptake (V̇O2), respiratory exchange ratio (RER), heart rate (HR) and speed were measured using a portable gas analysis system with a HR monitor and GPS-Sensor integrated. The athlete´s peak V̇O2, HR and speed at ventilatory thresholds were assessed during an incremental field test (22 km·h-1, increase 2 km·h-1 every 5 min) one week before the race. During the race, the absolute time spent in the “easy intensity zone” (V̇O2 below VT1) was 1 min, 49 min “moderate intensity zone” (V̇O2 between VT1 and VT2), and 26 min in the “hard intensity zone” (V̇O2 above VT2). The average HR was 171±6 bpm, corresponding to 95% of the maximum. This study shows that inline speed skating road races over a marathon are conducted at moderate to high V̇O2 and heart rate levels. The physiological racing pattern is very intermittent, requiring both a high level of aerobic and anaerobic capacity.

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Stangier C, Abel T, Mierau J, Hollmann W, Strüder HK. Cardiorespiratory demands during an inline speed skating marathon race: a case report. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2016 September;56(9):1007-12. 

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