paula-radcliffe

Nie możesz stać się numerem jeden z dnia na dzień ani nawet w ciągu kilku lat… Będziesz przegrywać wiele biegów i musisz to zaakceptować, wyciągnąć z tego wnioski i wierzyć, że wygrasz następnym razem, biorąc pod uwagę, że masz szansę następnym razem znów przegrać… Cały czas musisz wierzyć, że następny raz wygrasz…aż do dnia, kiedy to się stanie.
—  Paula Radcliffe
Yo, Paula Radcliffe

For my endurance sports class, we had to read a journal article about Paula Radcliffe and her physiological improvements from 1992 to 2003. Then we had to write a little paper on it. If anyone is really interested in exercise physiology and/or Paula Radcliffe, let me know and I can send it to you. It’s a quick read (3.5 pages double spaced). Here’s my intro:

After almost 11 years later, elite female marathoners around the world are unable to even approach Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record. Fortunately, Andrew Jones served Paula as her physician throughout the majority of her running career, and Jones was able to use simple exercise tests that both allowed Paula’s coaching staff to utilize test data to improve training as well as provide exercise scientists to gain a better understanding of the recipe for a successful endurance athlete via his article, The Physiology of the World Record Holder for the Women’s Marathon (Jones, 2006). Based on data from Paula Radcliffe’s years of exercise testing by Andrew Jones, it seems clear that VO2 max, lactate threshold, and running economy have all played a major role in Radcliffe’s success