Training and Competition Readiness in Triathlon Webinar

Training and Competition Readiness in Triathlon Webinar

Training and Competition Readiness in Triathlon Webinar

Triathlon is characterized by the multidisciplinary nature of the sport where swimming, cycling, and running are completed sequentially in different events, such as the sprint, Olympic, long-distance, and Ironman formats. The large number of training sessions and overall volume undertaken by triathletes to improve fitness and performance can also increase the risk of injury, illness, or excessive fatigue. Short- and medium-term individualized training plans, periodization strategies, and work/rest balance are necessary to minimize interruptions to training due to injury, illness, or maladaptation. Even in the absence of health and wellbeing concerns, it is unclear whether cellular signals triggered by multiple training stimuli that drive training adaptations each day interfere with each other. Distribution of training intensity within and between different sessions is an important aspect of training. Both internal (perceived stress) and external loads (objective metrics) should be considered when monitoring training load. Incorporating strength training to complement the large body of endurance work in triathlon can help avoid overuse injuries. I will explore emerging trends and strategies from the latest literature and evidence-based knowledge for improving training readiness and performance during competition in triathlon.

Presented by A/Prof Naroa Etxebarria PhD, MSc, ASpS2, SFHEA

Dr Etxebarria is an Associate Professor in Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Canberra (UC), Australia. Etxebarria has 26 peer-reviewed publications, primarily in the area of sport physiology and performance in Triathlon and other sports. Etxebarria supervises several Masters and PhD students. Her research currently focuses on physiological aspects of training and performance in Triathlon, and gastrointestinal challenges during exercise. She has an extensive background in applied sports science with a number of national sporting organisations including British Triathlon and Triathlon Australia. She has several years of experience as physiologist for British Triathlon at the English Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport, where a substantial portion of her research has been conducted. Etxebarria has worked with a multitude of elite athletes and coaches in pursuit of improving their training ability and maximising race performance outcomes.


Friday, 11 March 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEDT

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Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

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