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

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

by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg


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The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg

If you thought your best performances had disappeared along with your free time, The Time-Crunched Triathlete can get you back on a winning track. This revolutionary approach from world-renowned endurance coach Chris Carmichael will show you how to build competitive fitness for sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons in 8 hours per week.

The Time-Crunched Triathlete delivers better results in less time because it leverages the power of high-intensity interval training with workouts designed specifically to make you a faster triathlete-not just a more fit endurance athlete. The program's combination of specificity and intensity will enable you to train smarter in as few as four brick workouts per week.

Most of us would train more if we could. But when more training volume is not an option, The Time-Crunched Triathlete will give you the speed you want in the time you have.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030615
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/08/2010
Series: Time-Crunched Athlete Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,212,780
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach and best-selling author. He has coached elite athletes 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).

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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The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
laurachev More than 1 year ago
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.
22jk More than 1 year ago
I wish the book had more for the 70.3 and 140.6 but it is full of great training ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.