Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Exercise Science: M.S.
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Cross-country, aerobic base, high intensity training, coaches, exercise scientists, endurance training
An aerobic base is considered the foundational fitness of an athlete which is usually established by completing endurance training. It consists of long, slow miles. This thesis aims to challenge the concept of traditional aerobic base training and introduces the idea of year-round high intensity training in cross-country runners. It proposes a study idea in which cross-country runners could train on primarily high intensity in and out of season, which may be used to help determine the role of an aerobic base and intensity in exercise programs. Coaches and exercise scientists were both surveyed about the potential new study idea to determine its value. The hypothetical study would challenge traditional running programs.
Bouley, Cheresa, "Comparison of Aerobic Base Training and High Intensity Race Pace Training for Cross-Country Runners: A Challenge of Tradition" (2023). Culminating Projects in Kinesiology. 15.