Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health and Human Performance

Advisor

Dr. Greg Kandt

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the change in performance on a timed one-mile run-walk-run, following training in the Galloway Run Walk Run Training Method (GRWRTM). Operational procedures, data collection, and deidentification were performed by the GRWRTM program director prior to inclusion of this study. Over the span of multiple iterations, 42 (28 female and 14 male) participants met the qualifying criterion of performing the post-training, time trial 7, 14, or 21 days after initial testing. Descriptive statistics and t-tests for paired two sample means were performed on 1) all participants, 2) male participants, 3) female participants, 4) all participants with testing dates 7 days apart, 5) all participants with testing dates 14 days apart, and 6) all participants with testing dates 21 days apart. Level of significance was evaluated at p<.05. The results showed a significant direction towards improvement for all hypotheses, except hypothesis 4) all participants with testing dates 7 days apart. The average improvement for all participants, across all testing dates, was 22.53 seconds. These results indicate that the GRWRTM protocol may have potential as a novice style racing approach for performance optimization.

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Copyright 2021 Turpin Ashley


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