Speed Improvement Focus: THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF PRIOR CYCLING CADENCE ON RUNNING PERFORMANCE AND KINEMATICS

The most arduous and strategic part of a triathlon is the transition from cycling to running. Authors of lay publications suggested various cycle to run methods to optimize this transition. For example, Brick (1996) recommended concluding the cycling stage with a low-resistance, fast cadence spin. In contrast, Friel (1998) advocated high-resistance, low cadence frequencies during the final moments of the cycling bout. However, these ideas remain controversial and are not based on scientific evidence.
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