Synopses & Reviews
It takes only 12 weeks to train to compete in a triathlon—no matter what level you’re at now!
Imagine being able to successfully compete in a triathlon in just three short months! You can, with fitness expert Tom Holland’s all-encompassing, easy-to-use training manual, The 12-Week Triathlete. This completely revised and updated edition gives fitness enthusiasts the most exciting, encouraging, and up-to-date exercise information, including 12 brand-new training plans that outline exactly what you need to do every day up until the big event for ultimate triathlon success.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, training for a Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, or Ironman event, this book offers a complete, step-by-step program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the big day. You will learn how to:
Swim – Start your race confidently, swim strongly surrounded by others, and transition easily from a wetsuit.
Bike – choose the right bike, transport it safely to the race, and fuel yourself properly while you ride.
Run – Don’t bonk, improve your speed, and see your race through to the end.
Put It All Together – Eat right through the 12 weeks, train for each segment of the race, gather your equipment and transport it safely to the race, plan for and avoid last-minute emergencies, and, most of all, have fun and continue to compete in the future.
In addition all this, you’ll also find insider information on weight-training, endurance training, and speed work, as well as answers to questions like “Can you eat during a race?,” “How do you line up your bike so you can jump right on it?,” and “What is the best way to quickly shed your wetsuit?’
The 12-Week Triathlete is your secret weapon to triathlon triumph—start training today!
Imagine being able to compete in a triathlon in just three short months You can, with this all-encompassing, easy-to-use training program The 12-Week Triathlete gives the most exciting, encouraging, and up-to-date exercise information for the fitness enthusiast. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, this book offers a complete program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the big day. It will appeal to both men and women and includes: 12 weekly training programs nutrition information logs sport specific question & answer sidebars (biking, running, and swimming) information on weight-training, endurance training, speed work, and more What's the best way to quickly shed your swimsuit
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, training for a Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, or Ironman event, this book offers a complete, step-by-step program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the
About the Author
Tom Holland is a nationally recognized fitness expert and founder of the fitness consulting company TeamHolland LLC. He is a member of the PowerBar Team Elite, and has competed in more than 15 Ironman Triathlon competitions worldwide. Tom most recently appeared on ABC News’ Good Morning America, where he trained host JuJu Chang to compete in her first triathlon in the show’s “100 Days of Wellness” series. He has also appeared on CNN’s Headline News and is a frequent contributor to such magazines as Men’s Health, Self, and Fitness. Tom is the author of The Marathon Method and star of the Tom Holland Workout fitness video series. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and sport psychology and has been certified by numerous fitness organizations, including the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Visit him at www.teamholland.com.