Application of Mobile Technologies in the Preparations for Long Distance Running

  • Ladislav Havaš
  • Vladimir MedvedEmail author
  • Zoran Skočir
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 464)


Fast development of mobile ICT technologies enabled and imposed their implementation in business and sports. As mobile technologies enable quick two-way communication, independent of the present location of athletes, their trainer or expert hardware and software systems, it is significantly important to utilize the advantages of that kind of communication to maximize the chances of achieving excellent results in a specific training process. This paper shows one ORT (Online Running Trainer) system, which was developed for preparations of marathon runners. It describes algorithms for calculation of training equivalents of set and achieved trainings, which was used for the success analysis of every micro cycle of the training process. By using available telecommunication channels, ORT system communicates with users in real time. It analyses their performance and, if necessary, dynamically corrects their training parameters to achieve better results in needed moment. Described methods are verified on a selected sample of runners.


Expert system Long distance running Mobile ICT technologies ORT Training equivalent Training process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ladislav Havaš
    • 1
  • Vladimir Medved
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zoran Skočir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringPolytechnic of VaraždinVaraždinCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of KinesiologyUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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