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Discussion: Weird protocol for a PhD

in: Tim C; Tim C > 2017-03-25

Mar 26, 2017 9:27 PM # 
I was discussing this protocol with some of my friends and it seems like a very strange protocol to be using to try and measure the impact of pacing. It just doesn't make sense to use a treadmill. Surely it would be better to use an indoor track or a preset course outdoors to measure whether you can pace yourself?

Tim Noakes is definitely coming up with some very strange science lately ;).
Mar 26, 2017 10:46 PM # 
Tim C:
Yeah, is a little bit weird. So you do have control of how fast you want to go (I.e you can make the treadmill faster/slower according to how you feel and you don't actually know the speed that you're going at (no time/speed data available), but the treadmill is obviously way easier to pace yourself on than a normal run, so not particularly accurate. I'm not 100% of exactly what they're wanting from the data though, so it might actually be fine for what they're focusing on.

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