Triathlon 101-2nd Edition

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Human Kinetics, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 188 pages
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Triathlon 101helped thousands of athletes take the guesswork out of multisport training and racing. Now, this best-seller returns, updated with more top-notch information and solidifying its status as the essential guide for multisport success.

In this new edition, you'll learn these techniques and strategies:


-Choose the best equipment for your goals, terrain, and budget.

-Create your own triathlon program for various distances and events.

-Know how, when, and what to eat and drink when training or competing.

-Prevent overtraining and recover from common injuries.

-Swim and navigate in open water.

-Smoothly and quickly transition from one leg of the race to the next.

-Taper your training for peak performance on race day.

Sample training programs, the latest recommendations on equipment, correct technique, and expert advice from pros and coaches Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson will help you improve your skills and times in every event.

Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that can lead to injury or discouraging results. Be a smart triathlete from the start. For developing multisport athletes, the best course available is Triathlon 101.

 

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I definitely want to do a triathlon in a couple years! This book provided a great overview of the sport beginners and was very motivating :) Read full review

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This woman on the cover is seriously intent on running through whatever obstacle blocks her path, whether it be water, road or molten lava. But seriously, this book is good for everyone, from experienced Ironman triathletes to people who just dabble in a little bit of triathleticism. Read full review

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Contents

Getting Ready to Tri
1
So You Wanna Tri?
3
Planning to Race
17
Getting the Right Stuff
31
Triathlon Training Basics
47
Swim Training The Key Is Technique
49
Bike Training Putting in the Mileage
63
Run Training Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
79
Fueling Up for Triathlon
111
Staying Healthy
129
Peaking to Race
145
Nailing the Big Day
159
Tri Tri Again
171
Blank Training Grids
179
Bibliography
183
Index
185

Training for All Three
93
Triing Your Best
109
About the Author
189
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About the author (2009)

A competing triathlete since 1988, John Morais a renowned fitness author who has published more than 500 articles. He is a member of USA Triathlon and has participated in almost 200 running, cycling, and swimming events, including marathons, sprint triathlons, and the Ironman competition. Author of the first edition of Triathlon 101, Mora engages and entertains readers while they prepare for their first or next triathlon.

Mora is the running columnist and triathlon feature writer for Windy City Sportsas well as a former contributing editor to Triathlete. His articles have also been featured in many national magazines, including American Health, Women's Sports & Fitness, and Runner's World.

When not writing or training, Mora enjoys recreational cycling and tennis. He resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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