The Complete Triathlete's Training Manual

The Complete Triathlete's Training Manual

Book - 2010
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Barron's Educational Publishing
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six graded training regimens take you from beginner to long distance and even iron man

includes regimens that can be used to build your general fitness levels, help you lose weight, and improve your well-being

offers expert advice on how to find the right equipment, based on your individual profile

provides essential guidelines for avoiding injury and building fitness safely and effectively

(front flap)
A successful triathlete is an endurance runner, swimmer, and bicyclist--and superb conditioning is essential for athletes who compete in this arduous sport. This book presents six graded training programs designed to take aspiring triathletes from beginner status to championship contender. Author Oliver Roberts presents guidelines that tell you which schedule is best for you, based on your current state of physical fitness. You'll also find detailed advice on building general fitness, on losing unwanted weight, and on obtaining the best equipment to match your individual physical profile. Just as important, you'll find guidance on how to avoid injuries as you train, and how to cope with injuries if they occur.

(back flap)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Oliver Roberts is a former journalist for Runner's World, the United Kingdom's best-selling fitness magazine. He is also an experienced triathlete and marathon runner.
A successful triathlete is an endurance runner, swimmer, and bicyclist--and superb conditioning is essential for athletes who compete in this arduous sport. This book presents six graded training schedules designed to take aspiring triathletes from beginner status to championship contender. The author's guidelines will tell readers which schedule is best for them, based on their state of physical fitness. They'll find detailed advice on how to build general fitness and lose unwanted weight. Author Oliver Roberts also recommends the best equipment, based on each individual's physical profile, and offers detailed advice on how to avoid injury during the course of a training program. Just as important, he tells how to cope with injuries if they occur. Finally, he advises on how to plan for a triathlon, how to compete in the race, and how to develop tactics for completing the event in fast time. A log section at the back of the book helps trainees keep track of their progress. The book is filled with charts and more than 150 color illustrations.

Publisher: Hauppage, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2010
ISBN: 9780764143847
0764143840
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Triathlete's training manual

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