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Starting Out: Training for Your First Competition (Ironman) [Paperback]

Paul Huddle , Roch Frey , Bob Babbitt
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1 April 2003 Ironman
Have you always wanted to give triathlon a try? Well, here's the best book on the market to get you to the starting line. Roch Frey and Paul Huddle are the two most respected names in multi sport coaching. They cover all the bases in the first book of the Ironman Training Series. Besides running, cycling ad swimming, you'll find information on everything from weight training to flexibility to nutrition. Don't sit on the sidelines any longer. With Roch and Paul at your side, anyone and everyone can do a triathlon.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer; 2nd edition (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841261017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841261010
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 16.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,272,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since 1994, Paul Huddle's personal coaching business, Mining Iron, has grown into one of the most respected comprehensive training services, assisting multi- and single sport endurance athletes in achieving their goals. Currently a partner in multi sports.com, Paul is also a USA Cycling certified Elite Cycling Coach, and an assistant coach with UCSD's Master's Triathlon Club. Paul got his B.S. in Food Science from the University of Arizona but earned his "Masters" and "Ph.D." in the sport of triathlon as a professional from 1983 to 1994 Roch Frey has been involved with the sport of triathlon for the past twenty years and has been bringing this valuable experience for the past ten years into his personal coaching. A former professional triathlete from Canada who's coaching expertise has becoming world renown among the very best in the sport. Roch is currently coaching all levels and ages of multi-sport athletes from beginner to professional athletes including Heather Fuhr, 1997 Iron man Hawaii Champion and Peter Reid, 1998 and 2000 Ironman Hawaii Champion. In co-operation with Bob Babbitt

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible terrible book 28 Nov 2003
By Tunney
Format:Paperback
Avoid this book like the plague, absolutely brutal. Little or no content, its just full of photos of people stretching and the like
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction for a first timer 22 Mar 2005
By Douglas W. Storey - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good and understandable introduction to triathlon and nothing more. The workouts got me through my first one with a pretty respectible time but if you are looking for more info, other books such as Triathlon 101 are a better bet. In defense of this book, I don't believe it was written to be more than an introduction to the sport. Good workouts in the back.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basics - for your first tri 9 Sep 2004
By Laura Tucker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are training for your first triathlon, and/or you think you might only do one triathlon and don't want to invest too much money, this book might do it for you. It has basics on everything from work-out schedules to weight training to nutrition. It was okay for what I wanted at the time and the price, but I wish I would of invested a book that will help me more in the future. It was an easy read, I read most of it on my lunch hour one day. It was a comfort to have and help me visualize what the race would be like.
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT an Ironman training guide 17 Oct 2010
By Travis C - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book because It looked like a book that was designed for the first time Ironman runner. The title "Starting Out Triathlon: Training for Your First Competition (Ironman Edition)" is very misleading. It appears to be a good trainig book for other triathlon distances like a sprint or Olympic, but it does not touch on the Ironman distance at all.

I am returning it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well explained 26 Dec 2013
By triathlonbrasil - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good book, very simple e direct. Easy to understand and important for every triathlete once have the base of triathlon.
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