The Transforming Power of Triathlon
Training for a triathlon will get you in the best shape of your life, not to mention give you a new and exciting fitness pursuit. More than that, it will change your life in ways you never imagined.
In 1994, when Eric Harr decided to train for his first triathlon in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the extent of his exercise was walking to the local mango stand for lunch. That one simple step set in motion dozens of other positive steps. Eric began eating better, had more energy, and grew more sensitized to the joys of everyday life.
Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week by Eric Harr is the key to unlocking a healthy, passion-filled life. All the motivation and practical advice you need to train for and finish a triathlon is within these pages.
Four separate training programs to accommodate every fitness level
A complete list of all the gear you need, with money-saving tips on how to get it for less
A 40-minute stretch-and-strengthen workout you can do at home--plus an abbreviated 10-minute workout for those days when you're pressed for time
A complete menu plan with delicious, healthy meal choices to fuel your active body
Strategies to stay motivated and injury-proof your body
Discounts on triathlon gear, race entry fees, travel expenses and lodging
A minute-by-minute guide to your race day
|Publisher:||Rodale Press, Inc.|
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About the Author
Author and professional triathlete Eric Harr began his career as an out-of-shape legal clerk living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After training by commuting on his mountain bike, he competed in his first athletic event, the St. Croix Triathlon. He waddled across the finish, ahead of a few noted professionals.
Almost one year after that event, Eric was ranked sixth in the world and was named Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has won 30 amateur and pro events in 23 countries and has represented the United States in two World Championship events. He is about to undertake the Hawaii Ironman as the culmination of The Ultimate Challenge, in which he's competed in 10 of the world's most strenuous and celebrated athletic events to raise money for international charities including Special Olympics.
Eric is also a TV and radio show host, a columnist for Shape magazine, a nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of The Portable Personal Trainer. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Alexandra Stretton, and their dog Owen.