Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals (R): Getting Started and Staying With It

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From the author of the classic Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals® comes the first modern guide to training for and enjoying the
run-bike-run race that has become USA-Triathlon’s “growth sport”: The Duathlon
 
With the participation of USA-Triathlon, which provided a chapter about its duathlon-promotion program launched in 2012, author Steven Jonas has penned the first modern guide for the aspiring ...
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Overview


From the author of the classic Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals® comes the first modern guide to training for and enjoying the
run-bike-run race that has become USA-Triathlon’s “growth sport”: The Duathlon
 
With the participation of USA-Triathlon, which provided a chapter about its duathlon-promotion program launched in 2012, author Steven Jonas has penned the first modern guide for the aspiring multi-sport racer who simply wants to “Do the Du.” Well known for Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals®, The Essential Triathlete, and his USA-Triathlon Magazine column “Ordinary Mortals®: Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas,” the author offers:

A brief history of duathlon and a look ahead at the sport’s exciting development, written by USA-Triathlon

How to “Focus Your Mind” for happy, healthy, and successful duathloning
 
How to find and choose your races

Four 13-week training programs, from starting from scratch to staying with it over time

What you need to know about technique and equipment

Enjoying your “Day at the Races”

Some special duathlon experiences, philosophy, and humor from the author and others

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“Dr. Steven Jonas is the author of one of the best triathlon training books ever written. Now, he offers his unique perspective as both an endurance athlete and a physician and preventive medicine expert to the duathlon. That’s a powerful combination. For those who would like to, as they say, ‘do the du,’ Dr. Jonas’s book is the one for you.”

—John Hanc, contributing editor, Runner’s World; author of The Coolest Race on Earth

 

“This new book by Steve Jonas provides information essential for training and competing in duathlons. With its easy-to-read format and practical advice, it should prove to be a great asset, particularly to those new to the sport.” —Roger Brockenbrough, USA-Triathlon Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year, 2010

Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals® is a great primer on the sport of duathlon.  It has everything you need to get you well on your way to duathlon success and enjoyment.” —Eric Schwartz of Duathlon.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762778249
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,375,192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, is a professor of preventive medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine on Long Island, N.Y. In addition to the books mentioned above, he has also written 101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes and co-authored Championship Triathlon Training with top triathlon coach George Dallam, PhD. In 2012 he was starting his thirtieth season of multi-sport racing, having done well over 200 duathlons and triathlons.
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