The Time-crunched Triathlete: Race-winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week

The Time-crunched Triathlete: Race-winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week

Paperback Time-Crunched Athlete

By (author) Chris Carmichael, By (author) Jim Rutberg

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 25mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 10 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030619
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030615
  • Illustrations note: charts & tables throughout
  • Sales rank: 62,278

Product description

"The Time-Crunched Triathlete" presents a fast-paced triathlon training programme that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours per week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint- to half-iron distance races. Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic schedule that fits into their busy professional and personal lives. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" is the book active working professionals and parents have been waiting for. This title is in paperback with charts and tables throughout.

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Author information

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach and best-selling author. He has coached 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong since 1990, was recognised as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. Jim Rutberg is the editorial director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems and co-author, with Chris Carmichael, of the New York Times best seller The Ultimate Ride (2003), Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006).

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"You will want to plan your 2011 schedule with "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" at your side." --"With this science-backed program to reduce time but not results, "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" might be the answer to your busy calendar." -- "Triathlon Magazine Canada""Written for the huge majority of triathletes who have limited training time...A novice triathlete should have no difficult understanding the book's concepts, yet a veteran triathlete will still gain valuable, time-saving tips and strategies." -- "Liberty Sports "magazine

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Bonus: Includes 70.3 Training Plan! Train to Win in 8 Hours per Week If you thought your best performances had disappeared along with your free time, " The Time-Crunched Triathlete" can get you back on a winning track. This revolutionary approach from world-renowned endurance coach Chris Carmichael will show you how to build competitive fitness for Sprint and Olympic triathlons in eight hours per week. "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" delivers better results in less time because it leverages the power of high-intensity interval training with workouts designed specifically to make you a faster triathlete--not just a more fit endurance athlete. The program's combination of specificity and intensity will enable you to train smarter in as few as four brick workouts per week. Most of us would train more if we could. But when more training volume is not an option, "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" will give you the tools to earn the speed you want in the time you have.