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Triathlon Training For Dummies Paperback – 21 Nov 2008
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‘…every topic you’d ever want to know about when you start out…for the total novice triathlete.′ (Triathlon Plus, March 2011).
From the Back Cover
Powerful, proven methods to speed up your swimming, blast off on your bike, and run with the best
Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. This authoritative guide is packed with insider tips and hands–on advice for pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to tackle a sport that you′ve never done before, stick to your program, and eat better to maximize your energy.
Evaluate your current fitness level cardiovascular, muscle strength and endurance, and flexibility
Take it one sport at a time maximize fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running
Put it all together focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick–change artist, and save time during transitions
Live like an athlete prepare for training sessions, maintain energy, recover quickly, and avoid injuries
Plan for race day taper your training, organize your gear, and stay focused and confident
Open the book and find:
Advice on choosing an event to train for
What to look for when choosing swimming, biking, and running gear
Tips on staying safe and healthy while training and competing
Training schedules for every triathlon event
Strategies for handling your transitions
Treatments for common injuries
A checklist of items to bring on race day
Resources for finding triathlons
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Top Customer Reviews
However, if you can get a relatively inexpensive/ cheap copy its worth picking up if you are looking to get into this sport.
I am about to take part in my third sprint triathlon and am still referring to it now.
Designed so you don't need to read it cover to cover but pick out the bits you need to know.