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This assignment assesses the following learning outcomes:
c. Develop their ability to apply aspects of the theory surrounding Fitness Training
Methods between specific populations.
d. Explore and identify the ethical issues associated with the performance assessment of
athletes or special populations and the construction of specific training programmes for
f. Develop, evaluate and present knowledge during contact sessions and through the
Title: ES2 Marathon Periodisation Plan
A female marathon runner wants to prepare for an England squad place and needs clock a qualifying time of 2:31:00,
the athlete requires a periodised training programme to facilitate this goal.
Explain the structural components of a periodised training programme and outline a specific macro-cycle training
programme for the athlete. Provide a detailed review of a preparatory phase meso-cycle. Evaluate the expected
adaptations and ethical issues associated with the proposed preparatory meso-cycle.
Please refer to the assignment guidance outlined below for further details and explanation.
You should consider the following when preparing your submission:
This will be a 2000-word report which will be used to construct a specific annual training program and discuss the
associated physiological adaptations and issues throughout a specific mesocycle.
Your report should cover
An introduction/overview to periodisation (i.e, explaining the concepts related to periodisation, periodisation
hierarchy [annual, macrocyce, mesocycle, microcycle, training day, training session])
The training programme macrocycle outline, rationale for specific fitness assessments, structure and content
of the preparatory phase mesocycle
The associated adaptations and ethical issues of the training during the preparatory mesocycle
Referencing, Punctuation, Grammar, Spelling and Presentation
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Suggested Initial Readings
Please refer to the module reading list available on NILE there are sections on;
Periodisation, Strength/Anaerobic/Aerobic training and Ethical Considerations
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