Marathon RacingBy Morse, Marty; Bleakney, Adam; Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 38-39
Publication Date: November 2002
Article presents drills in five areas of training designed to improve performance in wheelchair marathons. Each drill is based on the goals of developing maximum speed, acceleration, and endurance. The five training areas are as follows: (1) starts, (2) steady-state endurance, (3) speed endurance, (4) acceleration power, and (5) speed reserve. Steady-state endurance, which is defined simply as overall endurance, is 70 to 75 percent of a competitor’s maximum speech that can be held consistently for up to 120 minutes. Speed endurance is defined as a consistent pace that is 85 to 90 percent of maximum speed. Acceleration power is the ability to shift from steady-state endurance to a pace that is 95 to 100 percent of maximum speed, while speed reserve is the ability to achieve the highest percentage of pre-race maximum speed possible during fatigue.
Published by: PVA Publications (Website:http://www.pvamagazines.com)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )