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Effect of Exercise on Elite Runner

If elite runners run at an exercise intensity that does not cause appreciable accumulation of blood lactate, why do some of these athletes appear disoriented and fatigued and forced to slow down toward the end of the race?

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The human body is designed to improve its efficiency and capability through repeated bouts of stress and rest. But even reasonable mileage increases of no more than 10 percent per week can increase your risk of injury if they are ...