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TrainingPeaks explores the athlete-coaching mindset with new study

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In an effort to better understand the needs, wants and relationships of endurance athletes and coaches, endurance sport training software provider TrainingPeaks is supporting an in-depth research study by Andy Kirkland Ph.D.

Kirkland is a triathlon coach, sports scientist and lecturer in sports coaching at the University of Stirling in the United Kingdom. Through his research he will also be exploring beliefs around the role of a coach. A release from TrainingPeaks, explains ‘By doing so, the hope is that we can all play a part in improving the quality of endurance coaching, coach education and training advice given to athletes worldwide.’

The findings of the study will be shared throughout the endurance sports industry including national federations, governing bodies and in academic journals. Participating athletes and coaches will be provided with an executive summary and presentation, which will be published on the TrainingPeaks blog.

Preliminary findings will also be presented at the Endurance Coaching Summit in Boulder, Colorado, on 3-4 August 2017.

Athletes and coaches are being asked to participate by completing a 20-minute survey. Regardless of an athlete’s level of training or coaching and whether he/she is a coach, coached athlete, or an un-coached athlete — feedback is appreciated. After successfully completing the survey, respondents will be entered to win a Garmin Fenix 5 or Garmin Edge 820.

Respondents can click on the survey link that is most applicable:

I’m a coach

I’m an athlete who has a coach

I’m an athlete who doesn’t have a coach

TrainingPeaks, USA Triathlon and USA Cycling are working together to bring a world-class list of presenters for the 2017 Endurance Coaching Summit. Presenters will bring a background of science-based training methodologies, extensive coaching experience and business expertise. The speaker line-up has now been confirmed, and potential attendees can view past presenter lists and register now by visiting the ECS website.

The summit will include daily small breakout sessions in partnership with the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center. CUSMPC’s internationally renowned staff will give coaches insights on topics including cycling and running biomechanics, swim stroke analysis, physiological and metabolic testing, and sports nutrition using the most advanced sports performance technologies.

Coaches will also have the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s best coaches, brands and thought leaders. All USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, US Track & Field, Cross Country Coaches Association Certified Coaches will earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for attending. USA Triathlon Certified Coaches can earn 12 USAT CEUs for attending this event in person or six USAT CEUs for the online summit.




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