An athlete starts from rest and gradually starts to run.
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An athlete starts from rest and gradually starts to run. They start at a slow speed and gradually increase their

speed or pace every few minutes until they reach a point where they cannot continue as fatigue sets in. Describe how the athlete's muscles and the energy systems would respond at the various stages. For the sake of clarity, assume the time interval is 2-3 minutes. ie) 0-3 minutes at rest, 4-6 minutes light jog, etc.

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