Your First Triathlon: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week [NOOK Book]

Overview

Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for...

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Your First Triathlon: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

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Overview

Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete.

Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling triathlon training resource and now his trusted advice is available to help beginners enjoy their first triathlon experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937716141
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,117
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. Joe is a frequent contributor to dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, and co-founder of Training Peaks, a web-based software company. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado. More information on Joe is available at TrainingBible.com.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Your New Challenge

Your Tri Goal

History

Race Distances

Your First Race

The Newbie

Can You Do It?

Chapter 2: Your Triathlon Lifestyle

Life as a Triathlete

Motivation

It's Okay to Stop Sometimes

Sleeping Your Way to Better Fitness

Do You Need to Lose Weight?

Getting Older Slower

Chapter 3: Your Nutrition

Fueling before Exercise

Fueling during Exercise

Refueling after Exercise

Eating during the Rest of the Day

Chapter 4: Your Support

Emotional Support

Motivational Support

Technical Support

Informational Support

Chapter 5: Your Swimming

Form--Not Fitness

Where to Swim

Fear of Water

Swim Stuff

Chapter 6: Your Biking

Dusting Off the Old Bike

Buying a Bike

Bike Fit

Bike Stuff

How to Ride a Bike

Bike Safety

Group Riding

Hills—Ups and Downs

Chapter 7: Your Running

Running and Walking

Group Running

Staying Healthy

Where to Run

Hot Weather

Running Stuff

Chapter 8: Your Muscles

Where Do I Find the Time?

Getting Stronger

Strength-Building Routines

How Much Weight to Use

Strength-Building Exercises

Strength Phases

Becoming More Flexible

How to Stretch

Stretching Exercises

Chapter 9: Your Training Plan

The Big Picture: How to Get Fit

Your Training Plan

Beginner Plan

Swimmer Plan

Cyclist Plan

Runner Plan

What to Do When Things Don't Go Right

Chapter 10: Your High-Tech Gear

Heart Rate Monitors

Power Meters

GPS Devices

Back to the Future

Chapter 11: Your First Triathlon

Choosing and Entering a Race

Race Week

Race Day!

After the Race

Epilogue

Appendix A: Triathlon Lingo

Appendix B: Swim Workouts

Appendix C: Bike Workouts

Appendix D: Run Workouts

Appendix E: Combination Workouts

Appendix F: Strength Workouts

Appendix G: Checklists

Appendix H: Newbie-Friendly Races

Appendix I: Triathlon Resources

Index

About the Author

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