The Chemistry of Running

Running a marathon relies on your body's ability to deliver oxygen and fuel to your muscles for an extended period, and to maintain your internal environment (fluids, electrolytes, pH) within a narrow range during the stress of running. You can improve your performance with a training program. Learning how your avatar responds to training will help you understand some of the chemistry involved in exercise and help you compete. You may download a lesson plan and student worksheet.

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The Chemistry of Running

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Alice, Rank: Elite
Age: 21, Weight: 54 kg
OBLA: 60% of VO2max
VO2max: 49 mL/kg/min
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The Chemistry of Running Training Results

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