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Journal of Human Sport and Exercise 2011, 6 2

Author: PAUL B. LAURSEN

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Journal of Human Sport and Exercise E-ISSN: 1988-5202 jhse@ua.es Universidad de Alicante España LAURSEN, PAUL B. Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, vol.
6, núm.
2, 2011, pp.
247-263 Universidad de Alicante Alicante, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=301023466005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Review Article Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance PAUL B.
LAURSEN 1 New Zealand Academy of Sport Auckland, New Zealand Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) School of Sport and Recreation Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences Edith Cowan University Joondalup, WA, Australia ABSTRACT Laursen PB.
Long distance triathlon: demands, preparation and performance.
J.
Hum.
Sport Exerc.
Vol.
6, No.
2, pp.
247-263, 2011.
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.
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