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Triathlon For Beginners

Author : Dan Golding
ISBN : 1484946790
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37. 16 MB
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Are you thinking about getting into triathlon or doing your first race? Have you finished a couple of races and are keen to improve your time? Do you find the whole sport daunting and confusing? Are you a little intimidated by everybody else who looks like they know what they are doing? This easy to understand and insightful book is packed with practical ways you can improve and it will help you: • Understand the sport of triathlon “what is triathlon and how does it work?” • Develop a training plan together that simplifies your season • Train effectively so you minimise the risk of getting injured • Stop you making the mistakes which cost a lot of time and money • Make you feel confident when you are on the start line • Decide what race length is best for you from sprint to Ironman • Buy the right triathlon kit to suit your ability and your aspirations A personal note from the author: “This book is gathered from years of training and racing but not only from my triathlon experience but from the experience of champions. I have trained with and raced with elite athletes and winners from all over the world but I started not knowing what I was doing and was scared to death when I did my first race. I wish I had this book when I started out. I would have saved myself a lot of heart ache and stress! I wrote this to help all triathlon rookies get over their nerves and enjoy this fantastic sport.” “Triathlon for beginners” is the start to finish complete guide which covers all the areas of training and racing including: • Where to start – types of races, what you need to know and where to begin • Jargon buster – helping you understand the terms of the sport so you can understand what people are talking about when they say “T1” or “Brick”! • Training rules and techniques • Swimming technique and etiquette • Running technique and how to prevent injury and run faster • Cycling in a pack what to do and what not to do • Transition – how to lay it out, what to bring and how to be effective • Understanding nutrition and why it is key, how best to manage your nutrition and what is best to eat for triathlon training and racing • Race day – what to look out for, how to prepare and what to expect This guide takes you from start to finish so you can feel confident and comfortable when you train and race. Here are some of the comments we have had from readers... I loved this book! I have completed a few triathlons- sprint and Olympic distance. This book really simplified what is important to focus on. There is so much to know and learn that sometimes you feel overwhelmed. It is an easy, entertaining read but packed with good knowledge that made a big difference to my racing. Charlotte Campbell, World Games triathlon gold medallist I wish this was around before! I did a number of Triathlons over the last few years. When I first took it up I had to ask people's advice which at best was disjointed and worst, confusing. I also read some very good stuff on the internet, however this was also disjointed and incomplete. This book would have been ideal, as it puts it all together clearly and concisely. Liam Harrington; sprint triathlete

Your First Triathlon 2nd Ed

Author : Joe Friel
ISBN : 9781937716141
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29. 23 MB
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Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race. Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete. Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned. Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling triathlon training resource and now his trusted advice is available to help beginners enjoy their first triathlon experience.

Triathlon

Author : Dominic Bliss
ISBN : 1909313963
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 78. 98 MB
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Whether you’re thinking about taking part in your first sprint-distance event, are trying the Olympic-distance, or want to improve your time, Triathlon is a must read for anyone inspired by this fast-growing endurance sport. Are you up to the challenge of the triathlon, one of the ultimate tests of human fitness, endurance, and conditioning? With three elements—swimming, cycling, and running—it pushes your body’s limits in ways that very few other sports can and the buzz you get from finishing is addictive. Here, sports journalist and triathlete Dominic Bliss explains what it is about this event that captures the imagination and how anybody with just a modicum of fitness can train to complete this celebrated feat of grit and determination. Starting with the Basics, Dominic goes into the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. Next is Training, where everything you need to know to prepare for the big event is outlined. Included are training plans for several distances to help not only first timers, but also those looking to improve their times. There’s professional advice on diet, improving your swimming technique, staying aerodynamic on the bike, and much more. The Equipment section follows, providing practical advice on exactly what you need in order to race. The Competing chapter will guide you through the race day—from your pre-race nutrition to the post-race warm-down and recovery. Throughout you will find expert advice from the best coaches and elite athletes, making Triathlon essential reading.

Triathlon Training For Dummies

Author : Deirdre Pitney
ISBN : 9780470453032
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 73. 35 MB
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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

Triathlon Training In 4 Hours A Week

Author : Eric Harr
ISBN : 9781623365608
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 56 MB
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Triathlons are more popular today than ever before, but for many the idea of training for a triathlon can seem daunting. In this completely updated, revised edition, triathlon champion Eric Harr shows you how to eat healthfully and effectively train for a triathlon in just 4 hours a week over the course of 6 weeks. Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week includes four separate training programs to accommodate every fitness level; a comprehensive gear guide; a complete menu plan including nutritional options for vegan, paleo, and gluten-free athletes; strategies to stay motivated; and a guide to race day. With clear, concise language and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography, Triathlon Training in 4 Hours a Week is the ultimate resource for time-crunched would-be triathletes looking to reap the rewards of this challenging sport.

The Triathlon Training Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465453433
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61. 51 MB
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The Triathlon Training Book is your one-stop reference for training and competing in a triathlon. Find all the essentials you need to start training and improve your performance: + Clear, customizable training plans for all triathlon distances. + Step-by-step exercises to build your strength. + Incredible illustrations that explain efficiency and speed. + Expert advice on race-day strategy, nutrition, and equipment. + Trustworthy advice on treating common triathlon injuries and maintaining a healthy body. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned Ironman veteran, you'll find what you need in The Triathlon Training Book. There's even a special performance chapter with detailed anatomical artwork that explains the physiology and body mechanics for swimming, cycling, and running, so you can see what's happening inside your body as you train.

7 Weeks To A Triathalon

Author : Brett Stewart
ISBN : 9781612430966
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59. 95 MB
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Offers a seven week program designed to improve strength and stamina, including cross-training techniques, professional tips for each discipline, and motivational advice on reaching a race goal.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Triathlon Training

Author : Colin Barr
ISBN : 1440625670
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 44. 7 MB
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Every man an Iron Man, and every woman, too! No longer exclusive events reserved for only the most committed athletes, triathlons, duathlons (bike and run), and aquathons (swim and run) now attract hundreds of thousands of Americans. Filled with the inside tips, practical advice, and photos, this is the book for any man or woman who wants to compete in multi-sport events, regardless of experience level. --Authors are experienced triathlon competitors and personal trainers --Tips on setting up, equipment, training, diet, and motivation --Dozens of exciting instructional photos

Triathloning For Ordinary Mortals

Author : Steven Jonas
ISBN : 0393318966
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 73. 44 MB
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A regimen for training that can be followed by anyone, anywhere, any time of year, and that makes triathloning a pleasure rather than an ordeal. The explosion of interest in physical fitness that has sent Americans running, bicycling, and swimming by the tens of thousands now extends to the fitness competition that combines all three --triathloning. Steven Jonas, a former nonathlete who began endurance sports in middle age, offers an accessible program for anyone from beginner to experienced jogger. Dr. Jonas's own experiences are the basis of this user-friendly book, directed to the person who wants to do more than just run. He sets forth basic recommendations on equipment necessary for triathloning and outlines a three-phased training program that will take the untrained beginner to a state of fitness where he or she can complete a triathlon of moderate distance. The book includes a chapter on nutrition and a stretching program. Dr. Jonas has revised and updated the work to include information on how to run longer races, how to train for the increasingly popular duathlon (run/bike/run), and new tips from his further fifteen years of experience. Techniques, fitness, training, equipment, nutrition, pre-race, the race itself --a readable introduction for the aspiring recreational triathloner. A new chapter on duathlons and how to run longer races, and updated appendixes on the latest magazines and books of interest to triathloners.

Iron War

Author : Matt Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781937716080
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 58. 65 MB
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The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.

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