Step 1- Insert Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. An individual may use KPIs to evaluate their success in triathlon, or to evaluate the success of a particular skill in which they want to improve. Sometimes success is defined in terms of making progress toward an outcome goal or race, but often progress and success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some level of performance goal.

The KPI acts as insurance of your return on time and effort investment, the affect of your training efforts over the previous month has been?? Simply, without measuring you don’t know what the result has been, populating your training with regular check ins first enables you to make decisions based on knowledge.

Another benefit of KPI measurement is to be able to become more connected to your performance reality. Raising your performance perception means that you’ll understand the sensations your going to feel whilst racing and be able pace appropriately to ensure optimum performance.


Rules Of KPI Measurement

  1. Set regular time frames to analyse your KPI progress. This may mean a KPI measure every 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
  2. Perform the KPI measures in rotation for the key areas for improvement. If you are keen to improve your swim, schedule regular KPI measures for Swim.
  3. Know your goal, ensure you have set performance goals based upon the disciplines that you are keen to improve; these goals can be set upon efficiency or performance. Try to link your performance goal to your outcome goal so you have predictable performance for your outcome goal.
  4. It is only when you record that you start to appreciate your growth. Ensure you track everything, keep a training diary logging your performance from session to session, use coupling to appreciate improvement and monitor your ongoing strength development.
  5. When you start training for triathlon you are likely to experience performance gains in all disciplines. rioritise your weakness. Understand that we generally progress with one thing at a time, attempting to progress all aspects of your triathlon performance at once will lead to frustration.
  6. Attempt to standardise the test conditions for each KPI measure so that the measure is repeatable and trustworthy to give you a reliable result.


Example KPI Sessions


Swim Bike Run Strength
100m TT Max Minute Power (MMP) 1600m TT Front Squat-

1, 5, 8, 10 Rep Max

400m TT Max 30 Minute Power (P30) 3km TT Dead Lift-

1, 5, 8, 10 Rep Max

750m TT


10 Mile TT 5km TT Bench Press-

1, 5, 8, 10 Rep Max

1500m TT


25 Mile TT 10km TT Plank-

Max Hold