Triathlon 101 - 2nd Edition

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Triathlon 101 - 2nd Edition By John Mora



© 2009
Paperback
Book 200 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736079440



Product Description



Triathlon 101 helped thousands of athletes take the guesswork out of multisport training and racing. Now, this best-seller returns, updated with more top-notch information and solidifying its status as the essential guide for multisport success.

In this new edition, you’ll learn these techniques and strategies:


  • Choose the best equipment for your goals, terrain, and budget.
  • Create your own triathlon program for various distances and events.
  • Know how, when, and what to eat and drink when training or competing.
  • Prevent overtraining and recover from common injuries.
  • Swim and navigate in open water.
  • Smoothly and quickly transition from one leg of the race to the next.
  • Taper your training for peak performance on race day.
  • Sample training programs, the latest recommendations on equipment, correct technique, and expert advice from pros and coaches Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson will help you improve your skills and times in every event. 
  • Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that can lead to injury or discouraging results. Be a smart triathlete from the start. For developing multisport athletes, the best course available is Triathlon 101.


Contents



Part I: Getting Ready to Tri
Chapter 1. So You Wanna Tri?
Chapter 2. Planning to Race
Chapter 3. Getting the Right Stuff
Part II: Triathlon Training Basics
Chapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is Technique
Chapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the Distance
Chapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
Chapter 7. Training for All Three
Part III: Tri-Ing Your Best
Chapter 8. Fueling Up for Triathlon
Chapter 9. Staying Healthy
Chapter 10. Peaking to Race
Chapter 11. Nailing the Big Day
Chapter 12. Tri, Tri Again

Appendix: Blank training grids
Bibliography
About the Author


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