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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 ...
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Overview

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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What People Are Saying

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“Complete Triathlon Guide will appeal to beginners, experts, and everyone in between. If you want to get into the sport or improve your performance, this book is for you.

Bobby McGee-- Olympic Endurance Coach

"Athletes know that recovery can be as important as training. Complete Triathlon Guide covers both . . . and so much more. It is the must-have resource for every triathlete."

Sarah Haskins-- 2010 Winner of Miami International, St. Anthony's, MN LifeTime Fitness, and Chicago Triathlons, 2008 Olympic Team Member (11th Place), 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medalist, 2006 U.S. National Champion

The breadth of information in Complete Triathlon Guide is unmatched in any other work. If you’re looking for a resource covering triathlon topics not found elsewhere, this book is for you.

Gale Bernhardt-- 2004 USA Triathlon Men’s and Women’s Olympic Coach

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450425612
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 574,339
  • 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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Table of Contents

Part I Training

Chapter 1 Developing Your Seasonal Training Plan

Chapter 2 Customizing Training for Specific Groups

Chapter 3 Yoga and Flexibility for Triathletes

Chapter 4 Strength Training for Triathletes

Chapter 5 Training for Triathlon Swimming

Chapter 6 Training for Triathlon Biking

Chapter 7 Training for Triathlon Running 

Chapter 8 Recovery and Overtraining

Chapter 9 Exercise Physiology for Triathletes

Chapter 10 The Art and Science of Tapering

Part II Technique

Chapter 11 Bike Handling Techniques from the Pros

Chapter 12 Setting the Perfect Cadence and Stride Rate

Chapter 13 Assessing Your Running Form

Chapter 14 Improving Your Transitions

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Your Freestyle

Part III Competitive Strategy

Chapter 16 Open Water Race Tactics

Chapter 17 Strategies for Drafting and Non-Drafting Races

Chapter 18 Performance Tips for Any Distance

Chapter 19 Mental Strategies for Training and Racing

Chapter 20 Traveling for Competition

Part IV The Triathlon Lifestyle

Chapter 21 Fitting Triathlon into Busy Lives

Chapter 22 Choosing the Ideal Gear

Chapter 23 Choosing a Coach

Chapter 24 Developing Young Triathletes

Chapter 25 Dealing with Common Injuries

Chapter 26 Nutrition for the Endurance Athlete

Chapter 27 Hydrating During Training and Competition

Chapter 28 Beyond Swim, Bike, Run

Chapter 29 Long-Term Triathlete Development

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    I received a review copy of this book from HK. Here are my impre

    I received a review copy of this book from HK. Here are my impressions:

    First off let me say that I am new to triathlons. I hope to compete later this season.

    This books is broken down into 4 categories: Training, Technique, Competitive Strategy, and Triathlon Lifestyle. It seems to give a broader picture of the sport and how it impact your life (and pocketbook).

    It specifically focuses on preparing yourself both physically and mentally for the race though it also has a chapter on gear selection for all budgets.

    One thing I really like about this book is that it has lots of authors, each writing on their topic of expertise.

    Do to where I am in my training I have found the drills and workouts to be the most helpful. In the future I expect the other sections to benefit me more.

    I have found this book to be very informative as it gives a great base and overview as I get started in this sport.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    I found this book to be exceptional! This book jumps right into

    I found this book to be exceptional! This book jumps right into training in the first chapter, offering goals & strategies for athletes 12 and under through adults! It stresses the importance of making goals & developing your program to fit your needs from females, youth, to beginners. There is an entire chaprter on the benefits of Yoga, which I loved because other books on this topic are not as informative on all your muscles & connective tissues. This alone was a great help, & relief when done before bed & waking up. Chapter four is all about strength training, & offered photos of how to perform each exercise properly & what it was best for in a triathlon. The following chapters offer assessments, drills, pace, & information regarding atmospheric conditions & how your body will react! Informative about nutrition & injuries, a total body conditioning guide & a must have for anyone that is interested in triathlons.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

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    Comprehensive and helpful, but aimed at experienced athletes Th

    Comprehensive and helpful, but aimed at experienced athletes

    This is a comprehensive guide to training and competing in triathlons. It begins by covering the basics of creating a yearly training regime, then describes training strategies and technique drills, it discusses techniques to use prior to and during races, and finally discusses injuries, nutrition, choosing gear, and choosing a coach. Although this book is advertised for triathletes of all levels, it would be most helpful to experienced (or very determined) athletes or for coaches. This is not a book for beginners or for people who just want to train for triathlons simply "for fun" or to get into good shape.

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