The purpose of the three studies reported in this thesis was to
compare and contrast some of the physiological and metabolic responses to
prolonged steady pace treadmill running in male and female distance
runners. The primary aim was to investigate the possible role of gender and
ovarian steroid hormones on the choice of energy substrate during
endurance-type exercise. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.