Complete Triathlon Guide

Complete Triathlon Guide

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Edited by members of USA Triathlon, Complete Triathlon Guide offers readers comprehensive advice from the sport's top triathletes and coaches. USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon in the United States and the sanctioning body for 3,500 events annually-a number that has more than doubled since 2004.

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Edited by members of USA Triathlon, Complete Triathlon Guide offers readers comprehensive advice from the sport's top triathletes and coaches. USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon in the United States and the sanctioning body for 3,500 events annually-a number that has more than doubled since 2004.

Triathlon is a thriving sport that has seen the number of traditional swim-bike-run competitors grow 148 percent since 2007, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA). The most recent SGMA study finds that 2.3 million Americans participated in at least one triathlon in 2010, and nearly 1.2 million of those core triathletes have competed in multiple traditional on-road races.

Each of the 29 chapters in Complete Triathlon Guide is written by a leading endurance sport authority selected by USA Triathlon, including renowned experts and authors Joe Friel, Gordon Byrn, Bob Seebohar, Ian Murray, George Dallam, Steve Tarpinian, Sara McLarty, and Sage Rountree. From training to technique, competitive strategies to health and nutrition, Complete Triathlon Guide covers the sport like no other. The book includes information on preventing the most common injuries among triathletes; recognizing the signs of hyponatremia (electrolyte imbalance); incorporating yoga, flexibility, and strength training into existing endurance workouts; and developing strategies for drafting and non-drafting races. This is a must-have resource for every triathlete-from aspiring athlete to elite.

The breadth of information presented, the stature of contributing authors, and the endorsement of USA Triathlon are certain to make Complete Triathlon Guide a highly sought resource for years to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450425612
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
726,607
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Cleveland MS, CSCS, is a USA Triathlon LII certified coach and the coach development manager at USA Triathlon. She has a BS degree in exercise fitness management with a minor in health promotion from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and an MS in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University; worked in corporate wellness at Motorola in Phoenix; and coached triathletes, cyclists, and runners since 2004.

Linda has been with USA Triathlon since 2005. As the coach development manager, she is responsible for overseeing a variety of programs in the education department, including coaching certification clinics and curriculum, mentorship opportunities in elite coaching, performance coaching newsletters, USAT University, webinars, and youth clinics. Since joining USAT, she has made the coaching education program one of the most highly regarded in any national governing body. Linda offers high-performance coaches the opportunity to learn what it takes to work with world-class athletes. She has also served as a head coach at several ITU races, including continental cups, world cups, and world championship series races.

Linda keeps her skills fresh by coaching age-group triathletes and training for triathlons herself. Linda resides in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, son, and two big dogs. She enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors.

About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is the national governing body for multisport in the United States. The organization serves as the sanctioning authority for more than 3,500 diverse events ranging from grassroots to national championship races across the country. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races, and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon’s 140,000-plus members are athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents, and fans who strengthen multisport.

On the elite level, USA Triathlon is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the United States in international competition, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan Am Games, and Summer Olympic Games. It conducts national camps and clinics and provides coaching education programs.

On the developmental level, USA Triathlon fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and triathlon clubs. National and regional championships are held for triathletes from ages 7 to 80-plus.

The USA Triathlon mission is to encourage, support, and enhance the multisport experience in the United States while promoting fitness and health through exercise, the spirit of competitiveness, and the pursuit of excellence.

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