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Economy Notes

Below, I've started creating a list of factors that influence running economy. Here, I'll define economy as the steady state O2 consumption required to maintain a given running velocity. This list is more of an open note that I intend to periodically update and modify as I, and we, learn more about running economy. As you can see, there are quite a few factors that can influence economy. Let me know if you think of any others! Training Strength/plyometric training Stiffness/flexibility Training volume Altitude training Pace/Power output Substrate utilization Training specificity Running Form Mitochondrial quality Uncoupling proteins Influence of training Heritable Substrate availability (O2 & CHO) More economical to burn CHO More economical when O2 availability is limited Fatigue VO2 slow component Motor unit activation - number and "type" Fatigue VO2 slow component Anthropometrics Body mass distribution Ankle/wrist circum