Methodological proposal to kinematic and physiological analysis of triathlon running
AbstractThe running represents one essencial segment in terms of the final result for triathletes. The aim of the present study was to propose a method to analyze triathletes running over real competition conditions. To check the proposal protocol a experimental test was performed with one well-trained male triathlete. Three situations were compared: Triathlon Run (10 km after 40 km of cycling,), Isolated Run (10 km) and Prolonged Run (10 km after run with time corresponding to the 40 km of cycling). Kinematic (stride frequency and stride length, range of motion trunk, hip, knee and ankle, and hip trajectory) and physiological (oxygen uptake values) variables were obtained during the first, third and ninth kilometer. The data showed that this methodological proposal has reached satisfactory results, approximating the tests conditions to race situations, allowing appropriate comparison among runs.