marathon training, triathlon training -
Proceedings from the Gatorade International Triathlon Science II Conference
Noosa, Australia, November 7-8, 1999

A Multi-disciplinary Perspective


Peter Reaburn Ph.D.
Grant Schofield Ph.D.
Aaron Coutts M.HMSc
Triathlon Research Initiative
Central Queensland University
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Table of contents

Schedule of events
Ron Clarke 
Maximising Athletic Performance
Dr John Hellemans 
Maximising Olympic Distance Triathlon Performance - A Sports Medicine Perspective
Dr Darren Smith 
Maximising Olympic Distance Triathlon Performance: A Sports Physiologist's perspective
Ian Hellemans 
Maximising Olympic Distance Triathlon Performance: A Sports Dietitians Perspective
Brian McLean 
Maximising Olympic Distance Performance –A Biomechanist's Perspective
Chris Hill 
Maximising Olympic Distance Performance – The Athlete’s Perspective
Kieran Barry
Maximising Olympic Distance Triathlon Performance: A Coach's Perspective
Rod Cedaro
Using hypobaric oxygen techniques and hyperbaric intervention to level the playing field in olympic distance triathlon
Sally A Clark, Julie Dixon, Christopher J Gore, and Allan G Hahn
14 Days of Intermittent Hypoxia Does Not Alter Haematological Parameters Amongst Endurance Trained Athletes
John Hellemans 
Intermittent Hypoxic Training: A pilot Study
Dave Bishop 
Reliability and validity of portable lactate analysers?
Grant Landers 
Kinanthropometric differences between World Championship senior and junior elite triathletes
B. Davoren and J. Gregory 
The effects of three varied cycle leg protocols on self-paced run time trial performance.
John Hellemans 
Lactate Index and training load
Ian Hellemans 
Fluid losses and Voluntary Fluid Intakes in New Zealand Age Group Triathletes During the 1998 ITU World Championship Triathlon
Aaron Coutts, Peter Reaburn, Kerry Mummery, and Grant Schofield 
Sweat loss, Fluid intake and triathlon performance in hot and humid conditions.
Asker Jeukendrup 
Fat loading and Carbohydrate Loading in Endurance Athletes.
Maximising Athletic Performance….with air conditioning
Ron Clarke
The most important elements in any athletic or sporting performance are:
1. Skills
2. Muscular capabilities
3. Ability to absorb oxygen
4. Mental concentration and confidence
Skills and muscular capabilities are a matter of training sensibly, patiently and with a purpose, combined with generic characteristics and appropriate upbringing. Mental concentration should be practised as assiduously as the skill techniques. Training, both for fitness and to enhance skills, is too often approached hap hazardly with no real purpose or concentration. A plan should be established for any workout prior to its start, which should fit into an overall program. And the plan should incorporate a goal – be it distance/time, number of hills or efforts, or the drills. Whatever ….. fun runner or professional, it has always made sense to me that when you practice you do so for a reason. And I have always found that real confidence comes from preparation. The better prepared you are the more confidence you will have to perform any task.

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