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Optic flow influences perceived exertion and distance estimation but not running pace

Parry, D and Micklewright, D (2014) 'Optic flow influences perceived exertion and distance estimation but not running pace.' Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46 (8). 1658 - 1665. ISSN 0195-9131

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the effect of variations in optic flow on perceived and actual running pace and RPE. METHODS: Twelve male moderately trained competitive runners performed a self-paced 5-km running reference time trial followed by a three 5-km running self-paced trials under different optic flow conditions (RNORM = actual running speed, RSLOW = actual speed - 25%, and RFAST = actual speed + 25%). Participants were asked to self-report RPE when they thought they had reached each kilometer. RESULTS: There was no difference in the 5-km completion times (P > 0.05) or actual pace (P > 0.05) between the optic flow conditions. A greater distance was covered between the perceived kilometer points during RSLOW compared with RNORM (P < 0.01) and RFAST (P < 0.01). RPE (normalized for running distance) was lower during RSLOW compared with RNORM (P < 0.01) and RFAST (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Different rates of optic flow lead to an apparent compression or elongation of perceived distance during running, with slow optic flow resulting in an increased ratio of perceived to actual running distance. Pacing was not different in the slow optic flow condition, despite lower perceived exertion, which is contrary to the predictions of the RPE template model, hazard scores, and estimated time limits. Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 12:48
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10365

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