Synopses & Reviews
Endurance athletes of all ages and ability levels invest countless hours in tough rides and workouts so they can race farther and faster from year to year. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, triathletes rely on their training log to tell them when to push harder and when to back off. With all of the recent technological advancements in training, it is more important than ever to have a place to consolidate training data, track progress, reshape goals throughout the season, and, perhaps most importantly, listen to the way the body responds from day to day.
Designed with collaboration from triathletes and coaches, this next generation of training diary will make it easier than ever to record and interpret every component of multisport training and is a companion to Joe Friel's bestselling book The Triathlete's Training Bible. Coach Joe Friel gives athletes a thorough introduction to the essential details of training and keeping a log. For athletes who are designing their own annual training schedule, he provides a guide to planning the entire season.
With 53 undated weekly spreads, these diaries are the most comprehensive training logs available with space for:
- every training detail, from weather conditions to resting heart rate and daily nutrition
- charts to organize race results and fitness indicators
- physiological test results such as VO2max and lactate threshold
- two-a-day workouts and weekly summary data specific to triathlon
The Triathlete’s Training Diary takes training seriously. Athletes can be confident that they will be better prepared for competition and have insight to the progress made along the way.
Keeping a training diary helps athletes build confidence and stave off threats to performance: burnout, injury, illness, and overtraining. This simple, comprehensive diary makes it easy to record every component of triathlon workouts. Details of each swim, bike, run, crosstraining, or strength workout can be entered, with ample space for notes on the route or other variables. Users can consolidate training data, track progress, and reshape goals throughout the season with this useful book.
Whatever your goals as a triathlete, you need a place to record your workouts and the way your body responds to training from day to day. The Triathlete’s Training Diary
will help you make every workout count. Joe Friel, triathlon’s most accomplished coach, guides you through the essential details of logging your progress toward your goals. If you are designing your own annual plan, Joe provides instructions for mapping out each training block and season. Use this diary to:
The Triathlete’s Training Diary
- Monitor daily vital signs -- sleep, fatigue, stress, and soreness -- to protect against overtraining
- Plan a full calendar year of training and racing on a fold-out spread
- Record every detail of each swim, bike, run, crosstraining, and strength workout, with space for multiple workouts and weekly and monthly summaries
- Highlight your accomplishments by tracking race results
is the ultimate training companion. It will help you identify patterns in your performance and give you valuable insight on when to push harder and when to back off, making you a smarter faster triathlete.
About the Author
Joe Friel's TrainingBible 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. Joe is a featured columnist for VeloNews and Inside Triathlon magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online 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, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and Training Bible Coaching.
Table of Contents
Tracking Your Training
Annual Training Plan
Road Bike Measurements
Mountain Bike Measurements
Routes and Best Times
Race Day Checklist