Originally Posted by Dear Wiggo
This is the exact same tactic employed by Krebs Cycle and JV when they cannot explain a phenomenon themselves - they berate a poster about "studying up on this stuff".
I have explained the concept of accumulated oxygen deficit, aerobic and anaerobic energy systems contribution to maximal performance to literally hundreds of students, coaches and athletes over the past 10yrs. I provide them with articles to read (some of which I have posted on this forum) to improve their understanding beyond what is presented in the lecture + prac + tutorial due to time limitations. Also, students complete things called assignments where they write an essay about a particular topic. On the advice of the lecturer, they go to the scientific literature and "study up on stuff". Pretty normal stuff for tertiary education. So the "same tactic" that I advised you to do is also used by thousands of educational institutions all over the world, and it has been that way for hundreds of years.
But some students cannot quite grasp the concept, and they are too lazy to "study up on stuff" and so they end up failing. Maybe you are like those students, or maybe you are unique? Unlike many students your ego is SOOOO massive that you ALREADY think you know everything there is to know, so you simply refuse to "study up on stuff".
Either way, its not my fault if you fail to understand and don't bother to read and learn yourself. What an ocean of tears there would be if every student who failed and was told to "study harder" started crying because they felt "berated".
Toughen up princess.
here is a simple proven fact for you one last time....
Long TTs and short TTs and the IP are all events in which the duration dictates that the aerobic energy system dominates the total energetic contribution. If you are good at one, chances are you will be good at the others. Hence the reason why many of the world's best long TT'ists also perform exceptionally well in short prologues and why numerous world class IP'ers whom have turned their hand to road have performed exceptionally well in prologues and/or long TTs.