Your First Triathlon: Race-ready in 5 Hours a Week

Your First Triathlon: Race-ready in 5 Hours a Week

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By (author) Joe Friel

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 16mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030864
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030868
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations, tables and training plans
  • Sales rank: 85,071

Product description

This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race. Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete. Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned.

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Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. Joe is a featured columnist for "VeloNews "and "Inside Triathlon" magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado.

Review quote

"Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one!" -- TriNewbies.com "Joe takes the fear out of doing a first triathlon." -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team "If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!" -- Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion "Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the utmost authority on triathlon training." -- Ryan Bolton, 2000 USA Olympic Team

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Get ready for your first triathlon with the sport's #1 coach!Triathlon is the hottest new fitness challenge. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are swimming, cycling, and running their way to a healthier lifestyle. Finishing your first triathlon is an unforgettable experience, a milestone that can set you on a path to lifelong fitness.America's top triathlon coach, Joe Friel, has a practical training plan that will get you to the starting line in race-ready shape--all in just 5 hours per week. With his friendly advice and a sensible training plan, you'll quickly gain the fitness and the confidence to enjoy your first triathlon."Your First Triathlon" offers training plans for beginners as well as plans for more experienced runners, cyclists, and swimmers. Four easy-to-use programs for sprint- or Olympic-distance events provide realistic workouts that will shape you into a triathlete.Training plans: Easy to follow in under 5 hours a week Workouts: Clearly explained for swim, bike, and run Technique: Effective drills to polish your form Tips & tricks: For race-day check-in, a stress-free swim, and laying out your gear Tri gear: What you need and don't need Nutrition & weight loss: Practical advice for dropping extra pounds"Your First Triathlon" gives you the preparation and confidence you need to cross the finish line feeling great--and excited for your next race.