Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance

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Title: Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance
Authors: Laursen, Paul B.
Keywords: Ultra-endurance | Ironman | Triathlete | Exercise | Carbohydrate | Drinking
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: LAURSEN, Paul B. “Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance”. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise [en línea]. Vol. 6, No. 2 (2011). Supplement. ISSN 1988-5202, pp. 247-263. http://www.jhse.ua.es/index.php/jhse/article/viewArticle/218 [consulta: 29 junio 2011]
Abstract: The rise in worldwide popularity of long distance triathlon racing comes with it an increased interest into how to train and prepare optimally for such an event. This paper examines the physiologic and bioenergetic demands of long distance triathlon racing, including energy requirements, muscle damage consequences, thermoregulatory demands and water turnover rates. In response to these physiological challenges, the second part of the paper describes the training goals and race practices that may assist to minimize these disturbances, in turn, optimizing performance and health for the long distance triathlete. Some of these race strategies include appropriate pacing, ensuring adequate fluid and carbohydrate consumption, acclimating to the heat, and consuming caffeine in appropriate quantities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/17810
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.4100/jhse.2011.62.05
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2011.62.05
Appears in Collections:Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2011, Vol. 6, No. 2. Supplement

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