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Inner dialogue and its relationship to perceived exertion during different running intensities

Aitchison, C and Turner, LA and Ansley, L and Thompson, KG and Micklewright, D and Gibson, ASC (2013) 'Inner dialogue and its relationship to perceived exertion during different running intensities.' Perceptual and Motor Skills, 117 (1). 11 - 30. ISSN 0031-5125

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Abstract

This study examined the eff ect of low- and high-intensity running on cognitive thoughts (an individual's "inner dialogue") and its relationship to ratings of perceived exertion (RPE). Cognitive thoughts and RPE of eight runners were collected during a 40-min. treadmill run at either a low (50% peak running speed) or a high (70% peak running speed) exercise intensity. Runners were asked to place their thoughts into one of 10 themed categories, which incorporated a broad association/ dissociation classifi cation (Schomer, 1986, 1987). At a low intensity and RPE (6-10), runners reported more dissociative thoughts, while at a high intensity and RPE (16-20) they reported more associative thoughts. Further, although the runners may report a particular RPE, the inner dialogue and description of perceived exertion and fatigue may be markedly diff erent. These fi ndings suggest that an athlete's "internal dialogue" is intensity dependent, and may relate to the more urgent need to self-monitor physical changes and sensations during high-intensity running. © Perceptual & Motor Skills 2013.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
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Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 08:07
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10375

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