Start Fast? How Pacing Works

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Start Fast? How Pacing Works


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Marathon runners must run much greater distances than their track-and-field counterparts, needing to start slow and speed up towards the end. This experiment will help you to discover why.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 8
8-3.10) Explain how body systems interact with one another during physical activity.

Examples: blood transports nutrients from the digestive system, oxygen from the respiratory system, cardiovascular system

APE accommodation suggestions: Visual aids and cues

Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 1
BK-3.9) Determine target heart rate and apply that information to a personal fitness plan.

Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 2
BK-3.9) Modify intensity to keep heart rate in the target zone using available technology.

Examples: pedometer, heart rate monitor

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.6.1) Assess personal health status and health practices to establish a baseline for setting health and fitness goals.

Examples: blood pressure, resting heart rate, BMI, vaccination status

Tags: heart rate, intensity, pacing, physical activity
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
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