Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event.
Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count.
- 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency
- Updates to mental training
- Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises
- A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations
- A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment
Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.
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About the Author
Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, Fast After 50, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, The Power Meter Handbook, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching service is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports.
Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking.
He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world 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; TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.
Gordon Byrn lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.
What People are Saying About This
“An in-depth guide to succeeding at Iron-distance triathlon. Ideal for anyone looking to life his or her game to the next level.” — Triathlete magazine
"Going Long is a valuable read for any triathlete, not just those aiming for an Ironman®. This is a great resource for a large audience." — Triathlon Magazine Canada
“Going Long targets triathletes of varying ability and Ironman® aspirations. If you have one shot at the Ironman and training time is at a premium, then 22 pages on strength training may not be for you. However, the 21 pages on nutrition could determine your Ironman destiny.” — IMPACT magazine
“Gordo and Joe have a unique way of helping the long-distance athlete to recognize what’s important in fitting these events into one’s life…In our age of information overload they give the self-coached athletes all the tools they need to succeed.” — Scott Molina, coach and former professional triathlete
“25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe’s professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential.” —Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion
“Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.” — Ryan Bolton, member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team
“In Going Long, Gordo Byrn and Joe Friel have combined their talents to provide a meaningful training resource for Ironman-distance racing.” — George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training