I thought that this book was very thorough for an athlete who is looking to start training for a triathlon. It breaks the training process down nicely into segments in the beginning, including definitions of each term, for beginners, like me. That was very helpful so I didn't have to go running to my computer very 2 pages to look something up.
It had many graphs and charts to follow with examples of training plans, so that you could easily develop your own. It discussed strength training, giving examples of exercises and instructions on how to complete them. There was a comprehensive section for each specific part of training, that went in depth with the routine that is best to follow, along with many ideas and suggestions.
There were many tips included for common questions such as what to do if you get tired running, or cramps while swimming or riding.
I found these very helpful and easy to commit to memory because they were explained well.
There was an extensive section on exercise physiology, while a little confusing to the beginner, I can only imagine it would be very insightful to someone a little more advanced.
I really enjoyed the sections on fitting the triathlon training into a busy schedule, and choosing appropriate footwear and clothing. These are things that a beginner, even to an advanced triathlete can always benefit from.
Overall, I was very impressed with this book, and I am sure it will be opened and used in my house for many years to come.