Triathlon Science

Triathlon Science


Edited by Joe Friel, Edited by Jim Vance

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 664 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 249mm x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 1450423809
  • ISBN 13: 9781450423809
  • Illustrations note: 80 black & white illustrations, 129 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 144,683

Product description

The science behind elite triathletes. Leave 'em in your wake, leave 'em in your trail, leave 'em in your dust. Get your brain as fit as your body and achieve your triathlon potential. "Triathlon Science" is packed with all the expertise you can handle, and more. From fine-tuning your physiology for each of the three disciplines to plotting the best race strategy for your fitness level, personal goals and competitive conditions, you'll find the insights and prescriptions typically available only from a top-level coach. With editors Joe Friel and Jim Vance and a who's-who list of international experts on the sport, "Triathlon Science" offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on excelling in the sport.

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Author information

Joe Friel, has trained endurance athletes since 1980. He served as head coach of the U.S. national triathlon team at the world championships in 2000, and athletes he has worked with have appeared in the Olympic Games and world and national championships. He is co-founder of USA Triathlon's National Coaching Association and served on the USA Triathlon Coaching Certification Committee. Jim Vance is a triathlon and duathlon, running and cycling coach and in 2009 he was named the Tri Club of San Diego Coach of the Year and appointed U.S. elite national team coach for the Duathlon World Championships in 2011 and 2012. A former elite triathlete who spent time at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Vance placed third in the Florida Ironman and was an International Triathlon Union age group world champion.

Table of contents

Part I. Physical Attributes of Triathletes; Part II. Technical Execution and Efficiency in Each Event; Part III. Environmental Factors and Equipment Options; Part IV. Physiological Function in Triathlon Training; Part V. Training Modes and Methods for Triathletes; Part VI. Training Strategies in Triathlon; Part VI.I Training Base Building for Triathlon; Part VII. Multisport Event-Specific Training and Racing Tactics; Part IX. Sports Medicine for Triathletes; Part X. Nutrition for Triathletes; Part XI. Psychology of Multisport.