To Race Better, Pace Better Webinar

To Race Better, Pace Better Webinar

To Race Better, Pace Better Webinar

Effective pacing, or energy distribution during exercise, is considered critical to maximise performance in a range of sports whether the goal is to complete the race distance in the fastest possible time or simply finish ahead of all other competitors. The margins between winning and losing in sports such as swimming and cycling can be as little as 0.01 s, therefore it's not surprising that pacing is playing an increasingly important role in maximising performance in many sports. This presentation will outline the mechanisms responsible for pace regulation, physiological and environmental factors influencing pacing and methods to assess and analyse pacing behaviours and strategies in competition. Practical strategies to develop pacing skills in young athletes, and how to entrain individualised pacing strategies will also be discussed.

Presented by Dr Katie McGibbon, PhD, BSc (Hons), MSc, ASpS2, AES

Dr Katie McGibbon is a swimming physiologist at the Queensland Academy of Sport, currently working with multiple Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches. She is the physiologist for the Australian Paralympic Swimming Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Katie completed her PhD in 2020 investigating the pacing strategies of elite swimmers in collaboration with the University of Canberra, QAS and Swimming Australia. Prior to her role at the QAS, Katie worked as a performance scientist for Scottish and Welsh swimming and as a physiologist for British Ice Skating. She has a special interest in pacing, environmental physiology, and data analytics.


Friday, 22 October 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  10:30am - 12:00pm
  11:00am - 12:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  9:00am - 10:30am

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
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Access to Webinar

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Target Audience

Any Accredited exercise Scientist, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1 and/or Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2.   



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