Quantification Method and Training Load Changes in High School Cross-Country Runners Across a Competitive Season Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Garcia, Mi C; Pexa, Brett S; Ford, Kevin R; Rauh, Mitchell J; Bazett-Jones, David M


  • Running programs traditionally monitor external loads (eg, time and distance). Recent efforts have encouraged a more comprehensive approach to also account for internal loads (eg, intensity, measured as the session rating of perceived exertion [sRPE]). The combination of external and internal loads accounts for the possible interaction between these loads. Although weekly changes in training loads have been reported between external loads and the combination of external and internal loads during 2- and 4-week training cycles, no authors have indicated whether these differences occur during an entire cross-country season in high school runners.

publication date

  • 2022

published in

start page

  • 672

end page

  • 677


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