MAOD – Maximal Accumulated Oxygen Deficit is the theme of today’s chat.
(click/right click on chart to see an enlarged version)
So, what happens when you extend the same logic to analyze the team pursuits? Interesting stuff, that's what! :-)
½ second quicker per lap may not sound like much but as you can see from the chart, it can quickly take someone from being “comfortable” to being right on or over a their limit.
One thing is for sure, be careful when you ask a sprinter to provide sideline-pacing instructions to a team pursuit squad!