Swim, Bike, Run

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Human Kinetics, 2001 - Fiction - 255 pages
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Gain a competitive edge with the new triathlon training manual from top professional triathlete Wes Hobson. Swim, Bike, Runcontains all you need to know to be successful in triathlons of any length, from Sprint to Olympic to Ironman. With years of professional experience to guide you, you'll be racing smarter—and faster.

Each discipline is discussed in its own section, where you will find key workouts, information on choosing from the latest equipment, and lessons on refining your technique. From polishing your swimming stroke, to learning the correct cycling position, to developing great running form, everything you need to improve in every discipline of triathlon is in Swim, Bike, Run.

You'll also find information on
- balancing workouts to avoid injury and staleness,
- nutrition tips,
- mental training,
- choosing the right event, and
- planning your season.

Hobson also shares his wealth of experience to teach you winning race strategy and gives tips for your perfect race-day preparation. Swimming expert and former professional triathlete Clark Campbelland accomplished age-group competitor Mike Vickersadd their own insights to the mix, giving you a complete manual to optimize your training.

If you're motivated to improve your triathlon performance, add knowledge and experience from a top professional to your arsenal and maximize your training with Swim, Bike, Run.


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Nutrition and Fuel for the Triathlete
Structuring Your Training
Swimming Equipment
Polishing Stroke Mechanics
Swimming Workouts
OpenWater Swimming
Cycling Equipment and Fit
Cycling Technique
Running Technique and Training
Running Workouts
Planning Your Season
Creating a Training Schedule
Mental Training
Sprint Distance
Olympic Distance
Long and UltraDistances

Cycling Workouts
Running Equipment

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About the author (2001)

Wes Hobson is one of the top triathletes in the United States and has been for the past decade, ranking in the U.S. top five at the Olympic distance since 1990. A member of the U.S. national team from 1997 to 1999, he was the bronze medalist at the 2000 ITU North American championships. He has won more than 30 triathlons in his professional career, including the 1999 Escape From Alcatraz triathlon. A graduate of DePauw University with a degree in economics, Hobson and his wife Jennifer reside in Boulder, Colorado.

Clark Campbell is the head men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Evansville in Indiana. He spent seven years as a professional triathlete. He was the 1986 national long Course Champion and the runner-up in the United States Triathlon Series national championship in 1990. He has been a collegiate swimming coach since 1992, including stops as an assistant coach at Kansas and Minnesota before coaching at Evansville. Campbell holds a B.S. in exercise science from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in physical education/athletic coaching from West Virginia University. He and his wife, Cassie, reside in Newburgh, Indiana.

A competitive age-group triathlete and race director, Mike Vickers owns Lawrence Triathlon, Inc., a sports management company that runs the LMH Triathlon in Lawrence, Kansas, and the USAT national championship in St. Joseph, Missouri. He and his wife, Caylen, live in Lawrence, Kansas.

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