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

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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: 568,189
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

As an age-group competitor, is Colorado State Masters Triathlon Champion.

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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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