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Train with Triathlons Most Trusted Guide!
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Everything you need to know about preparing for a triathlon is in this book. Praised by professional and amateur athletes alike as the most comprehensive reference available, The Triathletes Training Bible includes all of the lastest advances in training methods and technology.
Regardless of your experience, you can find success in triathlon with Joe Friels step-by-step approach to season planning and race preparation. This third edition is fully revised and expanded with the sports latest proven strategies, including:
• How to maximize form and fitness and effectively manage fatigue
• Drills and stategies for improved economy in swimming, cycling, and running
• The best way to adapt your training plan over the course of a season
• Smarter nutrition to improve your body composition and speed recovery
• Supplemental strength training to build efficiency and power
Whatever goals you set for yourself, The Triathletes Training Bible will help you reach them. Let Joe Friel guide you to your maximum potential and best performance.
“Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. His professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology have helped many endurance athletes of all abilities to reach their full athletic potential.” — Simon Lessing, five-time world champion
“Joe Friels wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding, and he has a wonderful way of sharing that will all athletes, from beginners to elite professionals.” — Siri Lindley, two-time world champion
This new edition covers all of the specialized training needs of triathletes, including completely updated nutrition, recovery, and weight training information. Appendices include annual training plan worksheets and suggested swim, bike, run, and combined workouts.
The Triathletes Training Bible empowers triathletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, and preparing to race. With a solid understanding of the science behind the authors proven methodology, triathletes can easily develop a personal training plan and know how to adapt it throughout the season based on their body's response to training. The third edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Triathletes discover how to better gauge intensity with the latest in training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running; adapt annual training plans over a season; build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training; and improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. Featuring case studies and multiple contingency plans to draw on when training doesnt go as expected, this book expertly guides triathletes to the top of their game.
The Triathlete’s Training Bible provides triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. Using this comprehensive guide, triathletes will develop a personalized, self-coached training plan that will guide them to success in the sport.
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes.
Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete's Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.
With this new edition, you will develop your own personalized training plan and learn how to:
- improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running
- balance intensity and volume
- gain maximum fitness through smart recovery
- make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining
- adapt your training plan based on your progress
- build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training
- improve body composition with smarter nutrition
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.
Joe Friel is the best-selling author of The Triathletes Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise 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 masters 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.
About the Author
Joe Friel’s Training Bible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. His articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe founded Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and Training Bible Coaching. Please visit trainingbible.com for more information.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Wesley Hobson
Preface to the Third Edition
Part I The Self-Trained Triathlete
Chapter 1: Smart Training
Philosophy of Training
Chapter 2: Attitude
Part II From Lab to Real World
Chapter 3: The Science of Training
Principles of Training
Chapter 4: Intensity
Fighting the Causes of Fatigue
Training Time by Intensity Zone
Part III Training with a Purpose
Chapter 5: Assessing Fitness
Understanding Test Results
Chapter 6: Building Fitness
Training Basic Abilities
Training Advanced Abilities
Limiters and Racing
Part IV Planning
Chapter 7: Planning a Year
The Annual Training Plan
Changing the Annual Training Plan
Chapter 8: Planning a Week
Completing Your Season Design
Weekly Training Routines
One Workout or Two?
Chapter 9: Planning to Race
Case Studies Summary
Part V Racing and Recovery
Chapter 10: Racing
The Race Plan
Chapter 11: Recovery
The Secret of Recovery
Recovery Timing and Technique
Part VI The Competitive Edge
Chapter 12: Skills
Chapter 13: Muscles
Supplemental Functional Exercise
Phases and Periodization
Chapter 14: Unique Needs
Chapter 15: The Training Diary
What to Record
Planning with a Diary
Using a Diary for Analysis
Chapter 16: Fuel
Food as Fuel
Diet and Performance
Body Weight Management
Periodization of Diet
Fueling the Ironman
Appendix A: Annual Training Plan Template
Appendix B: Swim Workouts
Appendix C: Bike Workouts
Appendix D: Run Workouts
Appendix E: Combined Workouts
Appendix F: Race Evaluation Form, Diary Pages
References and Recommended Reading
About the Author