Research Study

The School of Health Studies at the University of Memphis

For this study, we will be assessing running for 30 minutes and completing a 3-week training program in runners who run at least 10 miles per week and have been running for no longer than 2 years.

Those interested, who qualify for the study, will be asked to attend two testing sessions in our research laboratory in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on the U of Memphis main campus. The first testing session will take approximately 90 minutes and participants will be asked to run at a comfortable (submaximal) self-selected pace on a treadmill for 30min. During this session we will also assess mobility using two functional tests.

The second testing session will take approximately 60 minutes and subjects will be asked to run at a comfortable (submaximal) self-selected pace on a treadmill for 5min, and we will again assess mobility using two functional tests. As part of the study, participants will also be provided a 3-week running training program during which the amount of running will increase progressively each week.