Triathlon Training For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 24, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Table ofContents
Taking It One Sport at a Time Swim Bike
Choosing Your Event
Gearing Up with the Right Equipment
Getting Ready Body and Mind
Building Your Support Network
Taking ItOne Sport at a Time Swim Bike
Bike Cycling Strong Identifying the Benefits of Cycling Mastering the Spin
Strength Training andStretching Adding Weights to YourWorkout Identifying the benefits of strength training
Coping with Injuries
Running Injury Free
Planning for Race
Picking Up Your Packet
Preparing forYourStart Time Having yourbike checked and approved
Crossing the Finish Line Making the Most of the First Hour after Your Finish
The Part of Tens

Training for the Bike
Breathing and pacing Where to Run Roads
Putting It All Together
Training for Your Triathlon
Finding the Time to Train
Ten Triathlon Myths Debunked
Your Cheering Section
Ten Or So Resources for Finding Triathlons
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About the author (2008)

Deirdre Pitney is a freelance writer who writes articles on women's issues, fitness, and wellness, and is actively training for a triathlon. Donna Dourney has completed a Half-Iron and full Ironman Triathlon and has served as a personal trainer for clients, tri clubs, and first-time athletes.

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