Triathlon Training Fast and Easy

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Abbott Press, Jun 20, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 196 pages
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In Triathlon Training, Fast and Easy, author and coach Rick Niles explains the concepts and introduces an easy-to-follow system as a pathway to new performance levels. He believes that training for three sports can mesh with a career, family, and things that are ultimately more important. Peak fitness can be achieved by training for five to nine hours per week in all three areas—swimming, running, and bicycling. Triathlon Training, Fast and Easy has several helpful features to clearly get any triathlete going faster with less effort: Sample training weeks Technique instruction Training drills A season-long distance training schedule A crash training schedule for procrastinators This handy reference guide also includes various exercise and training techniques based on personal experience, research, and individual stories. Going faster and farther are relative terms, and speed and time are individual. No one races on someone else’s stories, and they shouldn’t train from them either. Each of our bodies will respond to the training we do and how frequently we do it. The response reflects the input. Triathlon Training, Fast and Easy provides all of the necessary information that any triathlete needs to guide them to a new performance level.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Dont Get Tired
6
Chapter 2 The Fast Part
28
Chapter 3 Stop Loss
46
Chapter 4 A Fast Season Plan
66
What to do
90
Chapter 6 Putting the Weeks Together
106
Chop Sticks To Beethoven
118
Chapter 8 Its Easy When You Look Good
128
Chapter 9 Easy Fixes
158
Chapter 10 Fast and Easy Racing
174
Acknowledgements
194
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About the author (2012)

Rick Niles has been coaching triathletes since 1990. He has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and uses both science and hands-on experience in coaching triathletes and swimmers. He is also a charter sailboat skipper, storyteller, and writer. He; his wife, Diane; and their sons, Kevin and Jack, enjoy traveling.

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