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Friday, 31 July 2009

Orienteering Studies

I enjoyed this interesting blog from Miguel Reis e Silva. The reports of half a dozen scientific studies on the physiology of orienteering, it may interest those of you with a scientific bent...

Oxygen cost was 26% higher while running in a forest when compared with road running. Biomechanical differences in stride pattern contribute towards this increased demand. Despite the high energy demands during competition, orienteers pace themselves such that their mean heart rate remains within the range of 167 to 172 beats/min

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