Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

by Joe Friel
Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

by Joe Friel

Paperback(Second Edition)



Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete.

Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling triathlon training resource and now his trusted advice is available to help beginners enjoy their first triathlon experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030868
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

As an age-group competitor, is Colorado State Masters Triathlon Champion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction

Chapter 1: Your New Challenge Your Tri Goal History Race Distances Your First Race The Newbie Can You Do It?

Chapter 2: Your Triathlon Lifestyle Life as a Triathlete Motivation It's Okay to Stop Sometimes Sleeping Your Way to Better Fitness Do You Need to Lose Weight?
Getting Older Slower

Chapter 3: Your Nutrition Fueling before Exercise Fueling during Exercise Refueling after Exercise Eating during the Rest of the Day

Chapter 4: Your Support Emotional Support Motivational Support Technical Support Informational Support

Chapter 5: Your Swimming Form—Not Fitness Where to Swim Fear of Water Swim Stuff

Chapter 6: Your Biking Dusting Off the Old Bike Buying a Bike Bike Fit Bike Stuff How to Ride a Bike Bike Safety Group Riding Hills—Ups and Downs

Chapter 7: Your Running Running and Walking Group Running Staying Healthy Where to Run Hot Weather Running Stuff

Chapter 8: Your Muscles Where Do I Find the Time?
Getting Stronger Strength-Building Routines How Much Weight to Use Strength-Building Exercises Strength Phases Becoming More Flexible How to Stretch Stretching Exercises

Chapter 9: Your Training Plan The Big Picture: How to Get Fit Your Training Plan Beginner Plan Swimmer Plan Cyclist Plan Runner Plan What to Do When Things Don't Go Right

Chapter 10: Your High-Tech Gear Heart Rate Monitors Power Meters GPS Devices Back to the Future

Chapter 11: Your First Triathlon Choosing and Entering a Race Race Week Race Day!
After the Race

Epilogue Appendix A: Triathlon Lingo Appendix B: Swim Workouts Appendix C: Bike Workouts Appendix D: Run Workouts Appendix E: Combination Workouts Appendix F: Strength Workouts Appendix G: Checklists Appendix H: Newbie-Friendly Races Appendix I: Triathlon Resources Index About the Author


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one!" —

"Joe takes the fear out of doing a first triathlon." — Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team

"If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!" — Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion

"Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the utmost authority on triathlon training." — Ryan Bolton, 2000 USA Olympic Team


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