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In Triathlon 101, John Mora offers a book full of valuable lessons and insights to help you prepare for and compete in your first triathlon or improve your results the next time out. No other triathlon resource focuses on the unique needs of newcomers to the sport. Inside you will learn how to:
- design your own triathlon training calendar and logbook,- choose the proper equipment to fit you and your budget,- eat during training and ""load up"" for racing, - prevent overtraining and recover quickly from common injuries, - swim and navigate safely in open water,- smoothly transition from one sport to the next, and- taper your training to peak on race day.
Sample training programs, photos featuring the best and most current equipment and correct technique, and expert advice from top pros and coaches-Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson-are provided to help you get off to a great start. Success stories from triathletes who started just like you will increase your motivation and confidence.
Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that discourage many from the sport. Be a smart triathlete from the start. Take the best course available for developing multisport athletes-Triathlon 101."
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
John M. Mora is a prolific sports, health and fitness, and medical writer. He is a former contributing editor to Triathlete and is the running columnist and triathlon feature writer for Windy City Sports. He has written over 300 articles for national magazines, such as American Health, Women's Sports & Fitness, and Runner's World. He also coauthored Paula Newby-Fraser's Peak Fitness for Women (Human Kinetics, 1995) with eight-time Gatorade Hawaii Ironman Triathlon world champion Paula Newby-Fraser.
Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman. He currently owns Creative CopyWriting, a business that specializes in writing brochures and direct mail copy for companies in the health and fitness industry. Mora lives and trains in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Ready to TriChapter 1. So You Wanna Tri?Chapter 2. Planning to RaceChapter 3. Getting the Right Stuff
Part II: Triathlon Training BasicsChapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is TechniqueChapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the MileageChapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the OtherChapter 7. Training for All Three
Part III: Tri-ing Your BestChapter 8. Fueling Up for TriathlonChapter 9. Staying HealthyChapter 10. Peaking to RaceChapter 11. Tri, Tri Again
What People are Saying About This
John Mora's Triathlon 101 is a comprehensive resource for anyone with an
interest in triathlons. It is an easy, common-sense approach to all the
elements of what can often be an overwhelming challenge. John takes care of
all the 'small stuff!
Paula Newby-Fraser Eight-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion Women's Ironman distance world record holder: 8:50:24
John Mora has put together an excellent overall cross section of
triathlon-related material. This book covers many topics left out of more
technical manuals and personal history biographies. It is a worthy addition
to any sports library.
Scott Tinley President The Flyrod Group, Inc. Two-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion
""John Mora has put together an excellent overall cross section of triathlon-related material. This book covers many topics left out of more technical manuals and personal history biographies. It is a worthy addition to any sports library.""Scott TinleyPresidentThe Flyrod Group, Inc.Two-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion
""John Mora's book is as complete a guide to the sport of triathlon as you'll ever find. A must read for the triathlon rookie.""Bob BabbittEditor and PublisherCompetitor Magazine"
John Mora's book is as complete a guide to the sport of triathlon as you'll
ever find. A must read for the triathlon rookie.
Bob Babbitt Editor and Publisher Competitor Magazine