Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

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VeloPress, Nov 27, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Joe Friel is the world's most trusted triathlon coach and his friendly guide, Your First Triathlon, will get you ready for your first sprint or Olympic triathlon feeling strong, confident, and ready for the challenge.

Friel has helped hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the challenges of triathlon with his clear and comprehensive TrainingBible method. Your First Triathlon simplifies all the principles of Friel's training approach for newcomers who want a simple, no-nonsense way to train for triathlon. The practical triathlon training plans in Your First Triathlon take fewer than 5 hours a week and will build the fitness and confidence you need to enjoy your first event.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes who have some experience in running, cycling, or swimming. Each triathlon training schedule includes realistic swimming, biking, and running workouts with options to add strength workouts. These simple plans will build anyone into a triathlete.

Friel simplifies your triathlon race day with smart tips to navigate your race packet pickup, set up your transition area, fuel for your race, finish your swim without stress or fear, and ensure your race goes smoothly from the moment you wake up until you cross the finish line.

Triathlon is a fun and challenging sport that can help you get fit, healthy, and feeling great. Your First Triathlon will help you get off to a great start in the swim-bike-run sport.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
YOUR TRIATHLON LIFESTYLE
YOUR NUTRITION
YOUR SUPPORT
YOUR CYCLING
YOUR RUNNING
YOUR MUSCLES
YOUR TRAINING PLAN
9
YOUR ADVANCED TRAINING GEAR
21
Epilogue
35
Gear Checklists
56
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Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. Joe is a frequent contributor to dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, and co-founder of Training Peaks, a web-based software company. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado. More information on Joe is available at TrainingBible.com.

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