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Hello! My name is Natalie Tukan, and I am a senior at Boston University on the BU triathlon team. I am in BU’s inaugural class of the Kilachand Honors College and am completing my honors keystone project on correlations between training habits and injury in collegiate triathletes.
My keystone project is a two-stage, exploratory study of 28 collegiate triathletes in the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (NECTC) during the fall of 2013. For the quantitative stage, the voluntary participants are filling out weekly surveys about their training habits during the six-week NECTC race season and are completing a detailed injury survey after the conference championship on September 29th. The survey data will enable me to investigate connections between training practices and injury incidence during a period of training, racing, and recovery. The interview stage after the culmination of the race season is designed to provide narrative insights into the background and experience of collegiate triathletes.
All surveys and interviews will be completed during the fall of 2013, and I will be analyzing my data and preparing my final project write-up in the spring of 2014. Near the end of the semester, I will present my project at a Kilachand Honors College keystone conference.
A big thanks to XTERRA wetsuits for supporting my project by donating a wetsuit as a participant prize! I am compensating each participant with a box of Clif bars (interview subjects will receive an additional box), but one lucky participant will be randomly selected by XTERRA Wetsuits to win a wetsuit in addition to the bars.Read More