The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week

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The Time-Crunched Triathlete presents a fast-paced triathlon training program that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours a week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint to half-iron distance races.

Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic ...

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Overview

The Time-Crunched Triathlete presents a fast-paced triathlon training program that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours a week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint to half-iron distance races.

Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic schedule that fits into their busy professional and personal lives.

Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Triathlete is the book active working professionals and parents have been waiting for.

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“You will want to plan your 2011 schedule with The Time-Crunched Triathlete at your side.” — Active.com

“With this science-backed program to reduce time but not results, The Time-Crunched Triathlete might be the answer to your busy calendar.” — Triathlon Magazine Canada

“Written for the huge majority of triathletes who have limited training time...A novice triathlete should have no difficult understanding the book’s concepts, yet a veteran triathlete will still gain valuable, time-saving tips and strategies.” — Liberty Sports magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030615
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 11/8/2010
  • Series: The Time-Crunched Athlete Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 681,637
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach and best-selling author. He has coached 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003.

Jim Rutberg is the editorial director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems and co-author, with Chris Carmichael, of the New York Times best-seller The Ultimate Ride (2003), Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006).
 

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xiii

1 A Fresh Outlook for Triathlon 1

2 The Science of the Time-Crunched Triathlete Program 21

3 Control and Insight: Monitoring Your Training 65

4 Integrated Nutrition for Superior Performance 113

5 Workouts and Training Programs 149

6 Racing to Your Strengths 221

7 Stepping Up to 70.3 241

8 Strength Training on Limited Time 255

Acknowledgments 287

Appendix A Pace Ranges for CTS Running Workouts 289

Appendix B Pace Ranges for CTS Swimming Workouts 293

References 299

Index 305

About the Authors 313

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    This is exactly what I was looking for. The books isn't for ever

    This is exactly what I was looking for. The books isn't for everyone - which the authors tell you. It is for someone who has done TRIs in the past and wants to focus on doing their best at the sprint and olympic distances and is training in addition to other life commitments. I particularly like the section on strength training. I am planning to use this book to train for a sprint and an olypic distance TRI in the spring. I'll post again after the TRIs with any additonal thoughts.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Excellant training for shorter distance TRI's

    I wish the book had more for the 70.3 and 140.6 but it is full of great training ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    In Shape & NOT a beginner's manual

    This was like reading a college text book. And if you are a beginner or not already in shape. Buy it for your bookshelf until you are.

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