The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

by Joe Friel
The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

by Joe Friel

Paperback(4th ed.)

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The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes.

Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.

Joe has completely rewritten this new Fourth Edition of The Triathlete's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.

The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.

With this new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and:

  • Become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner
  • Train with the right intensity and volume
  • Gain maximum fitness from every workout
  • Make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining
  • Adapt your training plan based on your progress and conflicts
  • Build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training
  • Improve body composition with smarter nutrition

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.

What’s New in the Fourth Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible?

Coach Joe Friel started writing the fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. The science and sport of triathlon have changed much since the previous edition released. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, improves on the skill development techniques, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance. See Joe Friel’s blog or VeloPress for an expanded summary of improvements to this fourth edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715441
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Training Bible
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 39,038
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Mental Fitness: Dreams, Goals, Missions | Training Your Head

Chapter 2 Physical Fitness: Your Triathlon Potential | Philosophy of Training | Purposeful Training | Training Technology


Chapter 3 Basic Training Concepts: Training Principles | Frequency, Duration, and Intensity | Volume | Dose and Density | Training Load | Supercompensation | Fitness, Fatigue, and Form

Chapter 4 Training Intensity: Measuring Intensity | Intensity Reference Points | Setting Training Zones | Intensity Distribution


Chapter 5 Getting Started: Dreams, Goals, Objectives, and Purposes | Assessment | Training Preparation

Chapter 6 Building Fitness: What Is Fitness? | Abilities | Determining Limiters | Abilities and Training


Chapter 7 Planning a Season: Periodization of Training | Your Annual Training Plan

Chapter 8 Planning a Week: Step 7: Schedule Weekly Workouts | Weekly and Daily Training | Workout Specifics

Chapter 9 Planning Alternatives: Linear Periodization Alternatives | A Simple Solution


Chapter 10 Training Stress: Risk and Reward | Overrearching and Overtraining | Injury and Illness

Chapter 11 Rest and Recovery: Morning Warnings | Quick Recovery | Planned Recovery | Race-Week Rest and Recovery | Transition-Period Rest and Recovery


Chapter 12 Speed Skills: Efficient Movement | Skill Development | Swim Skills | Bike Skills | Run Skills

Chapter 13 Muscular Force: Neuromuscular Training | Muscle | Plyometric Training | Strength Training | Periodization of Neuromuscular Training | Concurrent Training

Chapter 14 The Training Diary: Planning with a Diary | What to Record | Training Analysis | Race Analysis


Appendix A: Annual Training Plan Template

Appendix B: Swim Workouts

Appendix C: Bike Workouts

Appendix D: Run Workouts

Appendix E: Combined Bike-Run (“Brick”) Workouts




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