Joe Friel is the world's most trusted triathlon coach and his friendly guide, Your First Triathlon , will get you ready for your first sprint or Olympic triathlon feeling strong, confident, and ready for the challenge.
Friel has helped hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the challenges of triathlon with his clear and comprehensive TrainingBible method. Your First Triathlon simplifies all the principles of Friel's training approach for newcomers who want a simple, no-nonsense way to train for triathlon. The practical triathlon training plans in Your First Triathlon take fewer than 5 hours a week and will build the fitness and confidence you need to enjoy your first event.
Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes who have some experience in running, cycling, or swimming. Each triathlon training schedule includes realistic swimming, biking, and running workouts with options to add strength workouts. These simple plans will build anyone into a triathlete.
Friel simplifies your triathlon race day with smart tips to navigate your race packet pickup, set up your transition area, fuel for your race, finish your swim without stress or fear, and ensure your race goes smoothly from the moment you wake up until you cross the finish line.
Triathlon is a fun and challenging sport that can help you get fit, healthy, and feeling great. Your First Triathlon will help you get off to a great start in the swim-bike-run sport.
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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: Your New Challenge
Your Tri Goal
Your First Race
Can You Do It?
Chapter 2: Your Triathlon Lifestyle
Life as a Triathlete
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
Chapter 5: Your Swimming
Where to Swim
Fear of Water
Chapter 6: Your Biking
Dusting Off the Old Bike
Buying a Bike
How to Ride a Bike
Hills-Ups and Downs
Chapter 7: Your Running
Running and Walking
Where to Run
Chapter 8: Your Muscles
Where Do I Find the Time?
How Much Weight to Use
Becoming More Flexible
How to Stretch
Chapter 9: Your Training Plan
The Big Picture: How to Get Fit
Your Training Plan
What to Do When Things Don't Go Right
Chapter 10: Your High-Tech Gear
Heart Rate Monitors
Back to the Future
Chapter 11: Your First Triathlon
Choosing and Entering a Race
After the Race
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
About the Author
What People are Saying About This
"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!" — TriNewbies.com
"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