Performance Analysis: Triathlon
- Introduction to Triathlon
- Rules: National and International Organizations
- Types of Races
- Triathlon Terminology
- Transition areas
- Creating Propulsion
- Technique Improvement
- Swimming Drills
- Pedaling Efficiency
- Pedaling Cadence
- Riding Position
- Mechanics of Running
- Mechanics of Running after biking
- Safety Concerns
- Training Principles
- Types of Training
- Overload Principle
- Specificity Principle
- Warm-up and Cool-Down
- Developing a Training Program
- Developing a Strength Training Program
- Maintaining a Training Log
- Bike Maintenance
- Essential Nutrients
- Energy Nutrients and Non-Energy Nutrients
- The Triathlete’s Diet
- Pre- and Post-race Recovery
- Carbo loading
- Recognizing Overtraining
- Types of Injuries within the 3 Sports Disciplines
- Common Injuries
- Injury Prevention
- Tapering Training
- Final Workouts Prior to a Race
- Race-Day Preparations and Checklist
- Faster Transitions
- Racing Attire
- Racing Tips from the Pros
- Participating in a Sprint-Distance Triathlon
- Career Paths
Finch, Micheal. Triathlon Training. Human Kinetics; 2004, Windsor.
Town, Glenn and Kearney, Todd. Swim, Bike, Run. Human Kinetics; 1994, Windsor.
Training Swims, Training Rides, Training Runs, Strength Training Workouts
Practical Coaching and Training Applications
The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon:
- Adherence to college evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.
- A developmental approach to evaluation that is sequenced and progressive.
- Evaluation is used as a teaching tool for both students and instructors.
- Commitment to student participation in evaluation through such processes as self and peer evaluation, and program/ instructor evaluation.
The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:
|Completion of a triathlon||15%|
|Cognitive mid-term exam||10%|
|Cognitive final exam||20%|
After completing the course, students will have acquired and be able to demonstrate:
- Thorough working knowledge and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of triathlon.
- Improvement in personal physical fitness by participation in swimming, biking, and running.
- Development of an individualized workout program to successfully complete a sprint-distance triathlon.
- Sharpened skills and techniques in the fundamentals of swimming, biking, and running.
- Developed aptitude for
- Conditioning principles, training methods, training design and planning for triathlon.
- Nutrition and body metabolism during endurance and strength training exercises
- Bike maintenance.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor's Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
REQUIRED Course Materials
- Cold and warm weather clothing
- Cycling helmet
- Flat tire kit and bike tire pump
- Swim suit and swim goggles
- Running shoes
- Multispeed bike
OPTIONAL Course Materials
- Swim cap
- Eye protection, for biking
Ability to swim 500 meters continuously
Own or have access to a multispeed bike in good working condition.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for SPSC 1315|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV KPE 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EPHE 1XX (1.5)|