HEART RATES, RPE, AND 5 km RUNNING
Evans, B. W., & Potteiger, J. A. (1995). Using heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion to monitor intensity during a 5 km run in trained runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(5), Supplement abstract 906.
The validity of using heart rate, and central and peripheral ratings of perceived exertion (at 4 mM lactate), obtained during a graded treadmill run, for monitoring intensity in a 5 km field run, was examined.
Using heart rate to maintain steady state effort levels was related more to performance than either form of perceived exertion.
Implication. In steady state endurance events, heart rate levels are related to performance in trained runners more than ratings of perceived exertion.
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