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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (21 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470383879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470383872
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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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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Really good read, very informative
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A basic - but generally OK introduction to the sport of Triathlon. You need to be aware that the book is written for Americans in mind and is therefore written in yards and miles. Its very much a beginners guide (in my opinion). However, as you progress you will be looking to develop anyway and there is plenty more literature to invest in for that.

However, if you can get a relatively inexpensive/ cheap copy its worth picking up if you are looking to get into this sport.
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I bought this in anticipation of my 1st triathlon next year. it is a really good read, giving loads ot hints and tips as well as training and practical information. it is an American version and so some of the distances aren't quite the same as in GB and also road positioning guidelines have to be swapped from left to right as they assume left hand drive vehicles on the right side of the road. The websites and organisations are also state-side. I would have bought the British version had I known but it's still a great book and gave me not only the basic knowledge I needed but also the enthusiasm.
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Excellent book for novices!

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.

Would recommend.
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whatever standard of tri you are at this book is well worth a read and offers a great training plan section for whatever event your doing , worth evry penny, as well as a speeedy deliverary.
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a fantastic book for beginners who wants to do a triathlon, even though i do cycle a lot, this book gives tips on the other sport required in triathlon - swimming and running. excelllent
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By spesh on 23 Oct. 2012
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awesome book, exactly what i was looking for with excellent information and helpfull training plans and nutritional information, would recommend this to anyone wanting to try a triathlon
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I already new a bit about triathlon training but this certainly helped to cover ground which I was not sure about also didn't have to readfrom start to finish could pick out areas which I wanted to know about first
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