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This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and ...
This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to:
Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.
Part I: Starting Your Triathlon Training.
Chapter 1: Training for a Multi-Sport Event.
Chapter 2: Choosing Your Event.
Chapter 3: Gearing Up with the Right Equipment.
Part II: Taking It One Sport at a Time: Swim, Bike, Run.
Chapter 4: Getting Ready: Body and Mind.
Chapter 5: Swim: Taking the Plunge.
Chapter 6: Bike: Cycling Strong.
Chapter 7: Run: Finding Your Stride.
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together.
Part III: Training for Your Triathlon.
Chapter 9: Living like an Athlete.
Chapter 10: Training Schedules: From Super Sprint to Ironman.
Chapter 11: Strength Training and Stretching.
Chapter 12: Coping with Injuries.
Part IV: Planning for Race Day.
Chapter 13: Counting Down to Race Day.
Chapter 14: Race Day: Ready, Set, Go!
Chapter 15: After You Finish Your Triathlon.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Reasons You Should Do a Triathlon.
Chapter 17: Ten Triathlon Myths Debunked.
Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Items to Bring on Race Day.
Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Resources for Finding Triathlons.
Posted February 2, 2012
First off, I do not have the nook version of this book but I do have the print version.
I used this book and its twelve week program to do my first sprint tri two years ago and then I did a second one three weeks later! Used the Olympic program on year two and did a few sprints and two Olys.
The book has programs for everything from sprint to full iron races. It even has a run/walk program to build up your run before starting tri training. It has a very nice breakdown of each leg as well as transitions. Lots of info on which equipment is needed and which is nice but not necessary. Strength training and stretching section. Lots of motivational tips to keep you going.
Honestly, if you are thinking of giving triathlons a go, YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS BOOK!!!
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Posted June 2, 2012
I have enjoyed using the Nook for my training for the Columbus Day Sprint Triathlon on Jekyll Island, GA. It compares with all the other Triathlon training books I have read. This is the one I choose to own because of its simple, straight forward instructions and plans at the back of the book for all the different length triathlons. If you're a beginner and deciding where to begin then you can't go wrong with this book! See you at an Ironman in the next couple of years!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2012
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