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1. Your First Triathlon
2. The 12-Week Triathlete: Train
3. Start to Finish: 24 Weeks to an
4. Going Long: Training for Triathlon's
5. Triathlon Training in Four Hours
6. Triathlon Swimming Made Easy:
7. Triathlete Magazine's Complete
8. Triathlon Training For Dummies
9. Triathlon 101 - 2nd Edition (Outdoor
10. Tri Power: The Ultimate Strength
11. Pose Method of Triathlon Techniques
12. Qualifying for Kona: The Road
13. Triathlon Workout Planner
14. Training Plans for Multisport
15. Powered From Within: Stories about
16. Championship Triathlon Training
17. 17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary
18. The Complete Idiot's Guide to
19. 30 Years of the Ironman Triathlon
20. The Perfect Distance: Training

1. Your First Triathlon
by Joe Friel
Paperback: 223 Pages (2006-05-12)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$8.17
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Asin: 1931382859
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Every year thousands of people decide to take on a sprint triathlon for the first time. Now USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach Joe Friel provides a complete guide to finishing that first triathlon. The same principles and training methodology that the pros and committed triathletes rely on are presented here in language that a beginner can easily understand. Friel maps a course to prepare for a sprint-distance triathlon in 12 weeks, with five hours of training each week, plenty of rest, and the beginnings of a lifestyle marked by a commitment to health and fitness and personal growth. Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, and instruction that first-timers need. Joe Friel is known for his thorough approach and with his help, what may have begun as a challenge to complete a sprint triathlon will grow into a love for this demanding yet rewarding sport. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Yeah!
Plenty of great suggestions, little updated on materials but you can find out yourself. Great on nutrition! First triathlon was great, I recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great first tri book
I used this book to train for my first triathlon.It was a great "cover to cover" resource with info. on each sport and I higly recommend it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Your First Triathlon
I guess if you had no access to the internet or a library this book would be good for you.You won't learn any eye-opening tips or tricks from it, and the training plan is geared toward someone who is basically a couch potato attempting a sprint tri.If that's you, go for it, otherwise, save your money and just google 'beginner triathlete' for plenty of websites and forums that offer the same information.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book - recommended for the just starting Triathlete
One of the 3 beginning triathlete books I have read for training for my first 2 sprint Triathlons.
Very good basic book.Nice thoughts and philosophy about why do a triathlon.

Would also recommend Beginning Triathlons for Dummies which may be slightly better in it's depth and organization.

4-0 out of 5 stars deeply informative and well written
I'm glad this is the book I decided to purchase ahead of my upcoming duathlon. The author is an experience trainer of triathletes, speaks directly to the reader in simple terms, and seems dedicated to bringing new people into sport. He seems to understand what new people coming into this sport will face, starting from a training schedule, to equipment advice, eating and dieting advice. I especially appreciate his respect for your bottom line; he spends several pages talking about what bike you could get, but keeps encouraging you not to spend too much money, or shows you where you can save and where you should spend a few extra dollars. I've been in training for a while, so a lot of what was in this book was obvious, but there were a few things that i would never have thought about that has improved my running and biking.
The only shortcoming about the book is that he does not talk about the transition between stages at all. Being a newbie, I have basic questions like - should I run and bike in the same shorts? Should I keep my shoes on my bike clips or not? How do I keep my heart rate up while I'm getting on and off my bike for the next stage? I'm sure I'll figure this out during my own time trials, but it would have been useful to have this. Otherwise, no complaints, I highly recommended it. ... Read more

2. The 12-Week Triathlete: Train for a Triathlon in Just Three Months
by Tom Holland
Paperback: 256 Pages (2005-04-01)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.98
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Asin: 1592331262
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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
  • basic questions about competing: Can you eat during a race? How do you line up your bike so you can jump right on it? What's the best way to quickly shed your swimsuit?
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5-0 out of 5 stars triathlon training
This is a well-written, clear guide. Holland sounds very reasonable-- I wish more of my previous coaches growing up shared his views on training and injury. The specific timelines he presents are easy to follow and/or amend if you need it. This is exactly what I wanted for my first few triathlons.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid beginner's book
Pretty solid beginner's guide - covers most everything you need to know to get started. I would have liked a little more detail in the work out plans - particularly the swimming portion. Would also be great to include an electronic version of the work out plan for easy tracking. I spent a few hours creating it in Excel.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great practical triathlon advice for the beginner & good sets of workouts
This book is an easy read and a great resource for a beginner triathlete, not only for the specific workouts provided, but good practical race day suggestions.It might be too simple for an experienced triathlete, but does offer a set of workouts for olympic & half-ironman distances as well as sprint events, so I think they could find value too.Good advice on goal-setting also--I learned some new ways to set goals that I hadn't thought of before.This book is a great value and will inspire confidence for the beginner that they can train & complete a triathlon!

4-0 out of 5 stars Working man's triathlon training guide
I have been out of Triathlon for 12 years. The first time around I just swam, rode and ran with no guidence. I did all right, but I needed a plan this time. I have aging knees a 55 hour a week job and 5 kids to care for. I had no time to mess around or mess up.

This book is very basic, really for the beginner, but the plans are good and his methodology should work well from what I can see and guage from my own current and past experience. I sometimes look at the shortness of the workouts and wonder, "is this enough?", but done correctly I believe it is, at least for my expected outcome. I got back into triathlon because I love it and because I want to stay healthy (not because I expect to place in my age group). This book has some solid info for doing those two things.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for beginner
Twelve weeks seemed too short for a half or full Ironman to me, but I am a beginner so we will see 3 months from now.What I like about the training plans is there is a train to finish plan and train for perfomance plan for each distance.The strength training chapter is good because it has lots of pictures. The chapter on swiming is limited because he suggests you buy a training DVD, which I had done previously. ... Read more

3. Start to Finish: 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon
by Paul Huddle, Roch Frey, T. J. Murphy
Paperback: 192 Pages (2010-10-15)
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Asin: 1841263087
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The 24-week training program is laid out in four six-week increments. This represents the day-by-day, week-by-week work to be done in preparing for a successful Ironman. ... Read more

4. Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)
by Joe Friel, Gordon Byrn
Paperback: 372 Pages (2009-01-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$13.95
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Asin: 1934030066
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Going Long is the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course triathlons ever written. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare every triathlete, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon’s ultimate endurance event. Sport-specific chapters outline training for each triathlon discipline and describe drills to improve form and efficiency. A newly expanded section on training the mind explores the all-important psychological aspects of racing, including goal-setting and visualisation. A detailed appendix includes key training sessions, workout examples, and strength training progressions. Going Long has long been the best-selling book on the subject of training for the long course. With expanded content and a new, two-colour format, this second edition is once again the premier sourcebook for triathletes who are serious about succeeding in the long-course distance.


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5-0 out of 5 stars Ironman Bible
I was unbelievably satisfied with this book. It covered everything you could ever want or need to know about the Ironman triathlon and would be helpful for anyone training for the race including novices and advanced athletes. If you are thinking about participating in this crazy race or just want to know more about it, I would definitely recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A complete, exclusively for IronMan Guide
This is a great book. Honest, to the point, complete and well written.
In many ways, similar to "Triathlon Training Bible", from the same author. But this one is focused in preparing for the IronMan.
Not a long read, it can make you close to an expert, with little invested time and effort.
If you are only interested in the IronMan, this is the book for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
A must have if you are thinking about going long.I have looked everywhere and read a lot.This is the bible of triathlon information!

2-0 out of 5 stars same old story
Really, two stars might be a bit generous.If you've ever subscribed to Runner's World, or Triathlete Magazine, or read another book on triathlon, you are not going to get much new from this book.It merely re-inforces what you already know, so don't hope for any breakthrough information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Going Long: Training for Triathlons Ultimate Challenge
I really enjoyed this book.It helped me decide to do a half an ironman in August 2010.
Thank You
Kathy Johnson ... Read more

5. Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week
by Eric Harr
Paperback: 308 Pages (2003-05-16)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$3.02
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Asin: 1579547486
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Transforming Power of Triathlon

Training for a triathlon will get you in the best shape of your life, not to mention give you a new and exciting fitness pursuit. More than that, it will change your life in ways you never imagined.

In 1994, when Eric Harr decided to train for his first triathlon in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the extent of his exercise was walking to the local mango stand for lunch. That one simple step set in motin dozens of other positive steps. Eric began eating better, had more energy, and grew more sensitized to the joys of everyday life.

You hold in your hands the key to unlocking a healthy, passion-filled life. All the motivation and practical advice you need to train for and finish a triathlon is within these pages.

Four separate training programs to accommodate every fitness level

A complete list of all the gear you need, with money-saving tips on how to get it for less

A 40-minute stretch-and-strenghten workout you can do at home--plus an abbreviated 10-minute workout for those days when you're pressed for time

A complete menu plan with delicious, healthy meal choices to fuel your active body

Strategies to stay motivated and injury-proof your body

Discounts on triathlon gear, race entry fees, travel expenses and lodging

A minute-by-minute guide to your race day
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5-0 out of 5 stars This book got me smoothly through my first Tri
It's hard to believe how much information you can glean about a sport from a book. But this book took me from a part-time runner to a triathlete (and I placed 4th!). Just reading the first chapter makes you want to go run immediately. The pre-race section is dead-on, I used so many of Eric's tips at my race.
This is an excellent all-around training guide for beginners and amateur athletes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Three Years Later Still Using it!
I have been coming back to this book time and time again as I've now trained for three triathlons and my fitness level has evolved. It's amazingly helpful, motivating, and positive. I use the basic training recommendations and count down the weeks to a Triathlon Event rather than I did in my first season off the couch. This is a great book for aspirers to any Sprint Triathlon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Swim, Bike, Run!
Excellent motivational book for the non-athlete or the beginner athlete!It is put in a perfect perspective to give someone the courage and know-how to get this done!I loved it and you will too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Training Guide for newbies to the sport
I am not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination, heck I just had a kiddo a few months ago, but I like to challenge myself (occaisionally).This guide offers excellent structure for beginning triathlon. Information is concise and logical with insightful explanations. I found the zone training extremely helpful because in the past I have overworked my body and caused myself much frustration, not understanding why I hurt and why I would be so tired. This book is useful for not only beginners, but intermediate fitness practitioners. In fact the book designates different training regimens based on your current activity levels: Slice above couch potato, Neophyte, Fitness Enthusiast, and Single Sporter on a Mission. In summary, this book makes triathlon a lot less intimidating due to the fact each aspect of the sport is broken down into easily digestable bites. Also, I knew there was no way I'd be able to train for a triathlon in 6-8 weeks after just having had a baby. So, be realistic. If you are prone to injury, fluffy, or have setbacks following a program consistently, it WILL take you longer than 6 weeks. But if you stick to the guide, you will get it done, and by that, I mean 'finish' a triathlon. A hard core athlete may not find this book helpful; in fact the author recommends The Triathlete's Training Bible for those who have decided to make triathlon their way of life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Motivational!
The first chapter alone motivated me to do another triathlon! I enjoyed the simplicity of the exercies and suggestions.Enjoy! ... Read more

6. Triathlon Swimming Made Easy: The Total Immersion Way for Anyone to Master Open-Water Swimming
by Terry Laughlin
Paperback: 221 Pages (2002)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$19.95
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Asin: 1931009074
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A clear, practical guide to swimming freestyle better than you ever thought possible. Not only to swim well enough to breeze through a triathlon swimleg with ease and confidence; but to reach a Nirvana where the swim isyour favorite part. If you're not aiming to do a triathlon, but would simplylike to swim with ease, efficiency and confidence, TSME will turn youinto a beautiful freestyler with the freedom to swim in any body of water. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Worth getting
I purchased this book because I was about to do my first triathlon ever, and I had no idea how to swim properly.I also purchased a total immersion dvd, and although I think you can get by with just the dvd, I recommend getting the book as well.The book offers a lot of insight into why the author wants you to do specific exercises, and it's definitely worth reading.Between the book and dvd, I was able to get through an olympic and half-ironman distance triathlon.The only shortcomings of these products is that they offer almost no instruction on proper breathing and kicking your legs, two things that I ironed out in a swim lesson.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
I bought this guys other book and DVD and invested a lot of time doing exactly what they said to do.I went from struggling to total comfort in open water swimming. I am not real fast yet but I can swim all day in rough open water.I went ahead and bought this triathlon swimming because the other was pretty basic and I was curious what this one had that the other didn't.If you are gonna swim in tri's then I would say this book is worth the time and money.

3-0 out of 5 stars Total Immersion swimming
The book overall is well written. The drills are very hard to understand and perform. It seems that to get a better idea of how to perform them you need to buy the DVD.

Not an out of the box self help book. It will require the purchase of the DVD or hire a coach to help with the drills.

I would recommemd purchasing the book but do not pay new price; pick up a used copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars From a Triathlon Coach and Race Director
This book is an essential for any coach wanting to assist individuals with open water swimming.Individuals will benefit greatly from the use of this book but will find greater value when complimented by an experienced coach.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not so great without the DVD
I've been a triathlete for a few years now, and I was looking to improve my weakness--the swim. I had read the original TI book a few years ago, and garnered a few great tips from the general concepts he discusses that helped me improve my swim times dramatically. I purchased this book hoping to refine my technique a little more, and hoping to use the drills more extensively.

The concepts in this book are very clear and easy to grasp, so if you haven't read a TI book before and want to become a better freestyle swimmer, you'll definitely get something out of it.

The trouble I had was with the drill descriptions. I think the book could have used more or better illustrations. Basically, I couldn't really grasp the specifics of the drills without purchasing the TI freestyle swimming DVD. The videos on the DVD are, in my opinion, essential to really understanding the specifics of the drills.

So, I would recommend this book, but only WITH the DVD. Also, I should mention that the DVD is newer than the book, and some of the drills are drastically refined--and therefore, easier to utilize--than what is described in the book. However, the DVD doesn't spend much time at all on the conceptual stuff, so if you're interested in learning WHY you should do all these drills, the book is good at that.

Basically, if you've read any of the TI books in the past, save yourself the time/money and just buy the DVD instead. ... Read more

7. Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book: The Training, Diet, Health, Equipment, and Safety Tips You Need to Do Your Best
by Matt Fitzgerald
Paperback: 320 Pages (2003-03)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$5.74
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Asin: 0446679283
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In one handy, easily referenced guide, TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE'S COMPLETE TRIATHLON BOOK offers the best advice, stories, and tips from the top coaches and athletes who have contributed to the magazine over the years. Appealing to both novices and the most seasoned athlete, the book strikes a balance between technical depth and beginner-friendliness by getting right down to the guidelines that all triathletes can use. In addition, the book offers advice for the various categories of triathletes: beginners, veterans, short-course specialists, Ironman specialists, and others. Bearing the name of the most popular source forinformation on the sport, this book is sure to become a classic among triathlon enthusiasts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete, says it all
Great guide to keep you on target for your race and keep you sane/realistic about what you need to do to get there. (any distance).I had very good results from using this guide and still reference it for tuning me up when needed.

4-0 out of 5 stars One of the better triathlon books I have read
Before the days of GPS, Fitzgerald, who has a running background, realized the only way to get faster on the run was to train by pace.While others focused on HR, he said, "Run faster."I read this book after reading a lot of other training books.I still grabbed some great information.For instance, cyclists seem to be obsessed about weight even at very beginner levels.Runners do not.However, weight is much more detrimental to a runner than a cyclist (marathoners don't weigh over 145 even when they are 6'2" while Lance and others can be 5'10" 160 without a problem).But, the best advice from this book came from this statement, "Stretch the muscles you use, strengthen those you don't."Thus, as a triathlete stretch certain muscles, strengthen others, and you will be better off.

Good book as anyone can learn something from it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Tri training
The book has some good information for new Triathletes, but is pretty basic. Anyone can use this book, but it's definitely geared toward novice athletes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Intro to Tri Book
This book covers all the basics of equipment,training, and diet that you need. Great intro to all the facets of triathlons. Sample workouts, tips on saving $$ on gear, how to shop for quality gear, and lists of all you need to successfully complete a triathlon. A must have book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Complete Triathlon Book - Review May 2008
I bought my Complete Triathlon Book ( Matt fitzgerald) in 2007. I compete in many Duathlons and a few Triathlons.I also run competively 1 or 2 times per week. In general im pretty competitive, like to be near the front, so was looking for lots of new tips etc . I would rate the book as ok. The cover looks great. To get my higher rating I would hope to see many more pictures ' preferably in color' to illustrate various beneficial tri techniques, equipment and ways to save those vital seconds.
I'm still looking for the perfect Tri Book.
To date I have found my best advice in seperate swim , bike and run books.
Gerry K ... Read more

8. Triathlon Training For Dummies
by Deirdre Pitney, Donna Dourney
Paperback: 360 Pages (2008-12-10)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$8.99
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Asin: 0470383879
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race.

This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to:

  • Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level
  • Get into your best possible shape
  • Select the right equipment and sportswear
  • Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon
  • Fuel your body and prevent injuries
  • Prepare for training sessions
  • Maintain energy and recover quickly
  • Set training schedules for every triathlon event
  • Treat common training and racing injuries
  • Live like an athlete

Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Prep
This book was an excellent preparation for my first triathlon. It gave me all the information needed on the various gear and training required. I owe a large part of my success in my first tri to this book and I highly recommend it! If you are wondering about this fun and challenging sport, get this book and give it a try!

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful to novice.
This book offers good advice for someone who has little knowledge about triathlons.The beginning even offers encouragement for choosing to train for one.My husband felt the book was geared more toward women athletes, but he still read it.Overall, a good starting point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Help for a Beginner
I found this book to be pretty helpful in explaining the basics of a Triathlon to the uniniated.I didn't understand how the transitions worked and never heard of tri suits until I read this book.It's written in that positive easy to read Dummies style.If you're thinking of doing your first Tri, I highly recommend it. ... Read more

9. Triathlon 101 - 2nd Edition (Outdoor Adventures)
by John Mora
Paperback: 200 Pages (2009-03-26)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.49
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Asin: 0736079440
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Looking for more
I bought this book looking for technical training insight. I have already completed two triathlons and this book was written for someone with less experience. With the exception of a few tips, the book is written for someone who has no knowledge of triathlon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide into the world of a Triathlete
This book is excellent!!!I did my first triathlon this summer and thanks to this book, I was prepared and successful.This book had all the answers for a first time triathlete.From training plans, to proper equipment, to transition issues, to what to eat, nutrition during training,and for me most importantly, how to approach the swim.This book outlined approaches to each component of the triathlon both mentally and physically. Plus, a few motivational stories to help reinforce the points. A really worthwhile book.My highest recommendation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book. Tells you all you need to know.
Bought this for my first tri. Seems to have all the aspects I need to get through it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Info!
This is a great book! learning lots and how to improve my swim and bike! Worth getting for the beginners who never tried a Triathlon.

5-0 out of 5 stars A winning survey
The second updated edition of the best-selling guide TRIATHLON 101 is a winning survey offering more updated information and tips on choosing equipment for both budget and terrain, creating your own triathlon program for different events and distances, preventing over training, and more. Packed with sample training programs and the latest equipment options, this is a pick for any library strong in sports. ... Read more

10. Tri Power: The Ultimate Strength Training, Core Conditioning, Endurance, and Flexibility Program for Triathlon Success
by Paul Frediani, William Smith
Paperback: 192 Pages (2007-07-03)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.45
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Asin: 1578262445
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tri Power: The Ultimate Program for Triathlon Success, by Paul Frediani and William Smith provides the essential tips and exercises in weight training, core conditioning, and improved flexibility for both novice and expert. Tri Power is your go-to guide for getting in shape for the best race of your life, even if it’s your first.If you’ve ever thought about competing in a triathlon, this is your first step to crossing the finish line.

Certified triathlon trainer Paul Frediani and triathlete William Smith join forces to show you how to consistently build and condition muscle on a long term basis; and prepare you to get the most out of your triathlon experience. Through four phases you’ll learn how to properly train your body to maintain its optimal condition:

·Foundation and Adaptation: Begin your strength training journey by concentrating on the basics (hips, spine, nerves, and limbs).
·Strength: Discover different planes of movement, grow stability in your spine and hips, and increase the amount of weight you can lift.
·Power: Concentrate on using the Stretch-Shortening Cycle, improving deceleration, and increasing recovery time.
·Maintenance: Prepare for the season by decreasing strength exercises and increasing recovery, volume and consistency in training

Taking you step-by-step through performance enhancement and injury prevention for triathlons, Tri Power provides the triathlete with knowledge, guidance and structure for maximum results. With a year-round program to keep you focused, Tri Power provides a realistic training schedule that anyone can keep. Whether this is your first race ever or your twentieth — or if you’re just looking to jump-start your exercise regimen — this professional guide will organize your fitness and exercise habits for fast, serious results. Swim, bike, and run to win with Tri Power. With Paul Frediani and William Smith as your personal power-motivating coaches, staying on track will be no sweat. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Tripower
I have been training triathletes and made a mistake buying this book.This is basic knowledge, nothing new, nothing to add to the information out there. If you are doing your own program and this is new information, then this is the book for you, if you have a background in training and understand the basics of core and strength save your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bridge to understanding
This book is a terrific overall fitness reference.If more people trained and stretched to improve total body function using this book, we would see a rapid decline in chronic pain and disease.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have
So I'm 37 now and competed in triathlons for 12 years before taking a few years off due to 3 small children (well, my wife actually had them...).I started using this book because i had gained some weight and I was worried about injury.Not only did this book help me get mileage back up injury free - but I'm going faster than I ever have before.MOST IMPORTANTLY: If you follow the book, it doesn't take a ton of time.As someone who is time constrained - I can do this program in the evenings at home.2x/week it takes 20 min.3x/week it takes 5-10 min.For the past 12 weeks I was running only (no swimming except occassional cross train).I finished my half marathon and am now going into core tri-training.I got back in the pool this week and WAS FASTER than when I was swimming 3x/week - I believe because of the strength/core training.MUST HAVE!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Balanced Plan
TriPower is a fantastic plan for both men and women to achieve balance, build core strength and stay injury free during tri training.Power in all 3 sports comes from proper form and technique, and the program outlined here supports and balances out all 3 sports.Balanced strength training is the key to not getting injured, and this book more than any other i found achieves the best balance you can get.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
I was highly disappointed with this purchase and felt like I just threw away fifteen bucks.There is nothing in this book that anybody who has any experience at all in the gym, would not already know.I'm not even sure that a complete novice would benifit any from this book.I immediately gave it to my tri club to use as a give-away/door prize.Or maybe somebody could use it to start a fire.Tried to give it zero stars, but the website wouldn't let me. ... Read more

11. Pose Method of Triathlon Techniques
by Nicholas Romanov, John Robson
Paperback: 356 Pages (2008-05-13)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$21.56
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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From a 2-time Olympic Coach and author, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, comes the much anticipated Pose Method of Triathlon Techniques. This book introduces a uniform approach to three different sports and shows you how to seamlessly blend them into triathlon. 2 Olympic games and 4 National Teams later, Dr. Romanov offers you his insight and experience of over 35 years of working with athletes of all levels. In this book, Dr. Romanov, the developer of the Pose Method, who gained international acclaim through his revolutionary Pose Running technique, the only running technique in the world scientifically proven to reduce impact on knees by 50%, introduces everyone to the Pose Method of Cycling and the Pose Method of Swimming. N. Romanov, Ph.D., offers clear, concise and pragmatic instruction on swimming, cycling and running techniques. Following the principles of the Pose Method, the Swimming and Cycling techniques are also built around the work of gravity and its effect on the movement of the human body. The originator of the gravity theory in running, nicknamed Dr. R., shows you how the same principles are applied to swimming and cycling to produce faster and more efficient movement while avoiding injuries. This how to book on triathlon techniques takes the guesswork out of your training and dramatically improves your performance. Train with confidence from now on. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The New Old School
I used to race bikes in my teens and I regularly ran for several years before giving up due to injury.However I discovered the 'Pose method' and the 'vibram five fingers' shoe range while browsing sports injuries and I was intrigued.Brilliant training guide but a bit of a slog to read. The first 23 chapters describe phyisological and scientific arguments before getting into the actual physical training.But the book is structured like a university science course - you cannot take short cuts to get results.It takes some will power to read but it's well worth it.I might suggest to the authors to a) use more bullet points, b) provide powerpoint slides, c) provide cheat-sheets in pdf format for easy reference, d) scrap the posetech videos online and re-record them in a studio without the wind blowing into the microphone!Other than that this is still a remarkable work of passion and labour.Bravo Professor!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the full price, maybe half price would be great.
This book has a ridiculous amount of fluff.It doesn't actually go over the motions involved in the Pose method of running until Chapter 15, p70.I was disappointed, it reads like a Ph.D. thesis in that there is an excessive amount of background leading up to the actual meat of the book, as if the author had to convince you they know what they're talking about before they actually tell you.I don't know how an editor let this out the door.It has useful info, it's just not worth the full $20-30.I think the extra pages were added purely to charge more.

3-0 out of 5 stars Gravitates you to shift your weight to your favor
Book makes sense in work with gravity to take weight off your joints as well as increasing your cadence and pace.Illustrations are good but he can get to verbose in certain chapters.

5-0 out of 5 stars POSE Method of Triathlon Technique
I recommend this book to every triathlete, new to expert.Has a great philosophical introduction before you even get into the technique.Dr. Romanov builds a mental image of what to expect, then blends this with the POSE technique.If you are looking for a good place to start with your training or improve your outcomes, I would start right here.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good reference
I got this book mainly to learn Pose running. I did, however, also enjoy the chapters on biking and swimming.
I recommend to those buying the book, to also look for a Pose coach. ... Read more

12. Qualifying for Kona: The Road to Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii
by Raymond Britt
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-11-28)
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Asin: B002Z13TZA
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Ironman Kona, Hawaii. Inspiring. Daunting. Stunning. Humbling. Exhilarating. The greatest triathlon in the world. The Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

It all starts in Kona. Ask any triathlete why they took up the sport, and they will reply with one word: Kona. Ask if they want to compete there someday, and the answer will be: yes.

Each year, more than 50,000 triathletes race for the chance of qualifying to compete in Kona. Competition is fierce and getting tougher each year, but if you want it bad enough, you can achieve the dream: you can earn the right to Race Kona.

If you aspire to go to Kona, here's what you want to know: where can I qualify? What does it take to qualify? How can I do it with a full-time job and family? What kind of training plans are effective? what is it like to race and qualify? What is it like to race in Kona? Again and again and again?

This book has it all, and more. Detail about racing, qualifying times. Thorough exploration of three racing seasons where the author qualified for Kona, including training plan strategies, details and results. Beyond theory: this book is defined by real data, real performance, time-tested training and racing perspective.

Do you dream of qualifying for Kona? This book shows how the dream comes true. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Think Kona's out of reach? Think again. Read this book.
I guess I'm like a lot of triathletes who want to get to Kona, but it just seems impossible. Or at least it seemed. Britt's a regular guy triathlete just like us: busy job, family, kids, not enough training time. He was like me, probably a solid 60 minutes from a qualifying time. But with the same constraints I have, he made it happen. And he shows how he did it, training log data and all. The book proved to me that Kona's actually possible, even if you're not superhuman. Now I really think I can do it. I think I can do what it takes to get to Kona, soon. If you think Kona seems way out of reach, think again, and read this book. It'll change your mind, training and attitude. It'll make you think you can do it, too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, helped me qualify for Kona!
'Qualifying for Kona' gave me the extra edge I needed to finally qualify for Kona -- a life-long dream.

Training and racing advice, training plan details, practical racing tips, and more. And I really needed it. Really glad I bought this. Wish it had been available sooner.

Want to get to Kona? Start by getting this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book if you are striving for Kona, or if you just want to be a better triathlete
There are many solid triathlon training books out there, but this one breaks new ground when it comes to delivering real information, real training and racing data, and real performance experiences. Not theory or generic training viewpoints, it's a practical guide of a Regular Triathlete's path to Kona.

From the basics (which races offer qualifying slots, how many, what times are required, by race, by division, e.g.) to the extensive detail for each of the three years in which the author qualified for Kona (training plans, strategy and details, race reports and analysis, e.g.) and essential tips for any triathlete (planning your training and racing season, how much training time, training log secrets and racing execution detailed advice), this book fully illustrate a compelling, practical and achievable approach to qualifying for Kona.

This book should be part of your triathlon library, even if Kona's not on your mind this year. The contents can help any triathlete improve their performance. But after you read it, it's likely that you may want to earn a slot to Kona more than ever. This book will help you believe you can make the dream come true. ... Read more

13. Triathlon Workout Planner
by John Mora
Paperback: 224 Pages (2006-01-18)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$5.99
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Asin: 0736059059
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Train smarter and get better results no matter how busy your lifestyle. Triathlon Workout Planner is like having your own personal support team to prioritize training, fit workouts into your schedule, and plan for long-term racing success. By choosing the right workout at the right time, you can actually improve efficiency, technique, and overall fitness level in less time with these invaluable tools:

  • Three or four key workouts that serve as the core of your weekly training schedule
  • The 80/20 rule, which focuses on the 20% of training that gets 80% of the results
  • Workout choices based on available time and target heart rate for customized training
  • Eight weeks of log pages to gauge progress and make weekly adjustments, helping you stay on track and stay injury free
  • Racing plans for every distance—from sprint to Ironman

Take control of your training and your schedule with Triathlon Workout Planner. Train more efficiently and effectively for better performance on and off the race course! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Simple Approach
Beginning triathletes or those who just don't have time to build their own training programs will find this simple approach to the sport appealing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile read
I'm a book junkie...especially "how to" books on things I love to do (like triathlon.) This one's got plenty of good information, and I like the simpler approach.However, if you're an elite athlete (or wannabe), perhaps this may be too simplistic. Things I liked:
-The simplistic approach to training (I just don't have time to break down my build phase into 5 periodized segments :-))
-The emphasis on establishing *realistic* goals
-The creative training log formats
-Many good ideas & suggestions to take away and use in a way that works for *you*.
There simply is no one-size-fits-all, magical training program out there that will turn you into a better triathlete.Every person's goals, abilties, time schedule/commitments, and life in general are unique.So, glean some new ideas from this and other good books out there, and design the best program for you.This one, in my opinion, has plenty to offer. ... Read more

14. Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, Xterra, Ironman & Endurance Racing
by Gale Bernhardt
Paperback: 323 Pages (2007-01-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$14.70
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Asin: 1931382921
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Gale Bernhardt's training plans have helped tens of thousands of self-coached athletes reach their multisport goals. Every detail of how to train for a triathlon of any distance, an off-road triathlon, or a duathlon is here, including plenty of swim, bike, and run workouts to keep training fresh and breakthrough workouts to make training more rewarding. Bernhardt's proven methods are the basis for each of the book's 15 unique training plans, removing the hassle of creating a plan from scratch. This second edition includes easy tips on modifications that allow triathletes to further personalize the plans; a new chapter on 13 Weeks to a Sub-13 Hour Ironman; eight training plans requiring only five to ten hours of training per week; and five training plans to go farther. This book has a challenge to suit everyone, from beginners to accomplished triathletes, for those short on training time and those who are training for a faster time.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great bible of training schedules and information
If you're looking for a scientifically-proven collection of training schedules for the sports listed on the cover than this is the book for you. This quickly covers the theory behind effective training and then presents a number of training schedules based on your sport and time available. My first Ironman training schedule I got off the web and although it worked I was never quite sure of the purpose of each day's exercise, how it fit into the schedule for the week, and how that week fit into the overall plan and although I finished I was not happy with the results. Gale's training programs are scientifically proven and you'll understand what each session is for and why you're doing it.

Another thing I liked is she addresses a lot of common questions athletes in training have, such as "If I skip a day do I make it up and how? How can I insert a race into my training schedule?" and others. She also addresses nutrition with actual formulas that you can use to calculate how many carbs, protein and fats you should consume everyday and immediately after exercise for optimal performance and recovery.

I was not used to workout codes (example "Swim 1:00 E(FORM)") which took some getting used to, and there are explanations in both the front and the back of the book so it requires some thumbing through while getting used to it, but as you ramp up on the syntax all that goes away. Not a big deal but I think it could have been consolidated better.

Also - if you are a triathlete I would highly recommend getting her companion book Workouts In A Binder for swimming. The swim workouts in the book are almost non-existent and the Binder is basically a must have. Although I think the book itself should include more workout routines for swimming I would have bought the Binder anyway; it has a lot of different workouts that keep swimming challenging and fun and its waterproof so you can keep it with you in the pool.

(I also got the water/sweat-proof Workout In a Binders for indoor cycling by Friel and Run Workouts by Bobby McGee to compliment this book. In terms of "meshing" with Gale's book the cycling binder works well but the running does not. The running book is fine by itself for running but I could not "make it fit in" for triathlon training.)

Overall I love this book and paired up with the Swim and Indoor Cycling binders they are now my IM training bible.

5-0 out of 5 stars Training plans for multisport athletes
a MUST for anyone serious about actually training for any length tri(as opposed to just winging it).very specific plans included to suit a variey of levels and distances.pair it up w/ Friel's book and you have everything you need to understand what you are doing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible amount of info
This book is great. How the author came up with a way to put so much into one book is beyond me. It does take a few minutes to get oriented to the book's style of coding the workouts, but once you get the hang of it, a whole world of training plans opens up. If you just want training plans and some basic training info, as opposed to excruciating detail, pick up this book. And ignore the reviews that complain about missing info, this later edition is not missing anything.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great variety of workouts regardless of skill level
I bought this book after doing multisport for a few years.Being a disproportionately bad runner compared to my cycling and swimming, I knew I'd need to find a training plan that would help me improve.I'm awfully glad I picked up this book.The author has a great variety of plans for those just starting out in multisport to those looking to make the jump from international distance to Ironman.
I personally chose the 27 weeks to a half-ironman plan.The plan is incredibly time-consuming (on average about 12 hours a week).The exercises and drills are fun and challenging.I've already noticed a huge difference with the integration of her drills.The weight lifting is a critical part of this training, and the phases keep things pretty interesting.
On the downside, I wish she offered more information on Aquabike. USAT has begun pushing this a lot, and I hope she'll consider it for the next edition.The chapter on nutrition was somewhat obvious, I'd highly recommend buying a book on nutrition to go along with this book.
I'd definitely recommened this book regardless of your level of fitness.I think next year I am going to try to the Joe Friel book, but I'm certainly happy I picked this one up this year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Training Plans for Multisport Athletes
Great overall book with training plans for beginners to advanced (experienced) runners, cyclists, swimmers or a combination of all three.Great detailed programs with weekly breakdowns of type of training in each discipline and the amount of time needed to spend on each daily to complete your competition successfully.Definitely a must have if you are a duathlete, triathlete, or single sport athlete. ... Read more

15. Powered From Within: Stories about Running & Triathlon
by Margreet Dietz
Paperback: 150 Pages (2010-03-08)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$13.59
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Asin: 1449990606
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Powered From Within will motivate runners and triathletes of all levels. Stories include profiles of two-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander and his preparations for Kona 2009; three-time Paralympian and runner Gerrard Gosens; Ron Stuart who became a steeplechase world champion in his 60s after injury and polio halted his ambitions as a young athlete; Kate Rowe who became an Ironman 70.3 world champion in her 50s after taking out a $25,000 loan to fulfill her dream; and Bernie Millett who at the age of 67 runs a 3:16 marathon. Top running coaches Dave Scott-Thomas and Kevin Smith provide advice on marathon training. Age-group triathletes reveal their strategies to gain a mental advantage on race day. Female triathletes discuss their approach to the sport. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Be inspired by the passionate and the professional
Really loved this book......as an avid runner/triathlete i am always looking for reads to compliment my training and my holidays.This book covers the passion and the professional which i really enjoyed as i could relate and be inspired all in the same book.Definately recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Stories to get you out there
This book is a collection of articles that the author had published in Canadian and Austrlian sports magazine. It comprises of 12 interviews with a wide variety of triathles and runners, from the elite to the weekend warrior. The final article is about what it takes to run a marathon and has tips and strategies from 2 coaches.
The author skillfully allows the athletes their own voice and the interviews are informative, inspiring and well paced.
I very much enjoyed this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars great little read
This is a great little book- easy to read and nice short chapters which make it easy to pick up and put down.
Inspiring stories about everyday people who've caught the running bug and changed their lives for the better.
Would be a great present for the beginner runner.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide for Triathletes & Runners!
As a triathlete and a runner, I found this book very inspirational.I've read loads of books on training, diet, and technique but it's great to hear about the stories behind some of the most successful athletes in the sport. It's also very easy to read as each chapter has its own distinct story.Definitely will recommend to fellow triathlon teammates as a must read!

2-0 out of 5 stars boring
Hard to read this book.The stories are way too long and to much elaborating. I like to read stories about other athletes and I bought this book to read during my vacation, but did not finish it. ... Read more

16. Championship Triathlon Training
by George M. Dallam, Steven Jonas
Paperback: 320 Pages (2008-05-20)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$9.49
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Asin: 0736069194
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Dedication, passion, obsession--for serious endurance athletes, coaches, duathletes, and triathletes, the quest for improvement never ends. Knowing they can shave time from the previous performance, they seek out the latest in research and training techniques.

In Championship Triathlon Training, renowned experts George Dallam and Steven Jonas provide you with the same advanced conditioning concepts and programming used by today's elite triathletes.

By understanding the science behind the principles, you will incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen to address your specific needs and the demands of competition. Specifically, you'll learn these techniques:

  • Use weight training, plyometrics, and core development to accelerate skill development in all phases of swimming, running, and cycling.
  • Apply metabolic training to improve endurance and race speed.
  • Combine sport-specific skills, such as mounting and dismounting, with metabolic training to improve transition times between phases.
  • Develop more efficient movement patterns for increased performance potential and reduced injury.
  • Assess health and physical status to avoid overtraining.

Complete with sample programs for each triathlon distance, technique analysis, training- and race-specific fueling strategies, and tips for motivation, focus, and goal setting, Championship Triathlon Training will optimize your training and maximize your results. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This presentation of information is very simple and understandable. I don't know if it is easier to understand because I've read several other triathlon books or because this one is superior. I've been doing triathlons 4 years, completing two iron distance triathlons, but I would still consider myself a beginner as I've always been self-coached and never achieved the results I've been looking for. I plan to follow the training schedule from this book from sprint straight through to ironman training programs, to prepare to compete in Silverman in November.

I find the nose-breathing technique interesting and may try it. Also, the running techique of focusing the stride on the ball of the foot is interesting. I don't think there is anything new under the sun as far as training for triathlons and some of the recommendations I will not follow to a "T", but it is an excellent addition to the training arsenal.

I haven't been effective at following previous training programs because I invariably trained for times above my skill level. With this added maturity, this book looks like a perfect fit to be more successful during races. I won't know until after November.

2-0 out of 5 stars Champion Triathlon Training
I don't agree with a lot of reviews I have seen about this book.I found the training concepts to be at a beginners level and the training plans to be inadequate for sucessful elite performance.Maybe a good book for a beginner, but not for an athlete looking to excell

5-0 out of 5 stars Science and experience presented practically
"Championship Triathlon Training" is an excellent book.It is very thorough, covering all the essential aspects of training and racing for high-level triathlon.It also contains some real nuggets on technique and training.The information on barefoot running and nasal breathing are particularly interesting and thought provoking.Recent physiological research is combined with lessons learned from working with elite athletes to provide extremely practical advice.The discussion of how to schedule intense workouts to provide adequate recovery is extremely valuable especially in conjunction with the discussion of combination training.Perhaps the most valuable component is on using performance testing to establish target workloads.I've competed in triathlon for 25 years and coached for the last several years.My copy of "Championship Triathlon Training" is already well thumbed and occupies a prominent spot on my reference shelf. ... Read more

17. 17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon
by Mathias Muller
Paperback: 224 Pages (2010-05-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$14.18
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    From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona’s sandy beach at the Ironman World Championship, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. It’s a feat marking the ultimate achievement in the sport. 17 Hours to Glory is one of only a few books to commemorate this dramatic quest. Seventeen compelling stories allow readers to experience the competition first-hand, revealing tremendous athleticism, unbelievable capacity for suffering, and true strength of character.
    The personal stories of triathlon's most epic characters come to life in this book, beginning with the famous story of Julie Moss's determination to reach the finish line, paving the way for future champions like Mark Allen and Paula Newby-Fraser, and a new generation of superstars in Greg Welch and Chrissie Wellington. 17 Hours to Glory tells the stories of a sedentary secretary with all of the wrong habits taking up triathlon to lose weight, a nun who races triathlons to bring attention to her causes, and two men with a rivalry so intense that their disabilities fade into the shadows. Injury, tough breaks, and down-to-the-wire finishes highlight years of dedication to reaching a goal.
    Some will become champions, some will overcome all odds just to finish, only to come back and do it again. Triathlon’s most dynamic heroes are candidly portrayed in 17 Hours to Glory, a book that puts no limits on the possibilities of the human spirit.

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3-0 out of 5 stars 17 hours to glory
I expected this book to be told more from the participant's viewpoint, it really just described each of the "superstar" ironman finishers and the stories leading up to each moment of greatness from the author's perspective.I enjoyed hearing some of the history of the early ironman races, and the author does convey some feeling to the story to keep you reading about each person.In fact there were a few sections of the book that are quite inspirational, and those moments are what kept me reading.Not exactly what I expected, but not a total loss either.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the ideal books for IronMan "mood preparation"
If you are doing and IronMan in the near future, this is one of the best books you could read to "get in the racing mood".
In someways, it is similar to "Becoming an Ironman", the classic everyone should read before their first IronMan race. But the main difference is that this book is not written by the athletes, but by the authors based on interviews with the athletes. Although this is less "first hand" approach, the result is better written text.
If you like IronMan racing, you will love this book. It is exciting, motivating and will bring you to tears in many of its pages. ... Read more

18. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Triathlon Training
by Steve Katai, Colin Barr
Paperback: 288 Pages (2007-04-03)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$6.78
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Asin: 1592575803
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Every man an Iron Man—and every woman, too!

No longer exclusive events reserved for only the most committed athletes, triathlons, duathlons (bike and run), and aquathons (swim and run) now attract hundreds of thousands of Americans. Filled with the inside tips, practical advice, and photos, this is the book for any man or woman who wants to compete in multi-sport events, regardless of experience level.

--Authors are experienced triathlon competitors and personal trainers
--Tips on setting up, equipment, training, diet, and motivation
--Dozens of exciting instructional photos ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a wonderful book.I happen to know one of the writers, Steve Katai.He's not only a great athlete, but also a great person.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Idiot's Guide to Triathlon Training
I really enjoyed it.Very informational and with deep messages for life and fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY good beginning Triathlon Book
As of April 2010 and at 40yo, I am training for my first two sprint Triathlons in May and October 2010.Read 3 different books and viewed all the online sites.This is a very good book and should be a must read for anyone just starting out in the sport or Triathlon.I would say it is the best of the 3 that I have read. It is also motivating with the training plan at the last few chapters.

Would also recommend going to [...] - Triathlon section for some great articles.
[...] is a nice site to briefly record your daily training sessions.
[...] has some great short videos about anything and everything.

The only other thing I would recommend to the beginning triathlete is to find a good swim coach and take a few swim lessons.They can really do wonders to everyone's swim technique no mater how experienced you are.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing TRI book--beginners to experienced!
I have done numerous Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, and am now training for my first Ironman.I'm doing a lot of research on training and came across this book.It is so helpful! (and I thought I already knew everything there was to know...)

I feel like this book is great for everyone--from first-timers to veterans. It is a very comprehensive resource that covers every aspect of triathlons.It's also fun to read and motivates you along the way.

If you are considering doing any distance of triathlon, you definitely should get this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only book you will need to Train
A great all around training book.They cover all aspects of training and don't overwelm you.If this is your first Triathlon or you are a seasoned veteren, there is something in this book for everyone. After just running Marathons, this book made the transition to Triathlons very easy.I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

19. 30 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship (Ironman Edition)
by Bob Babbitt
Hardcover: 250 Pages (2008-05-13)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$21.92
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Asin: 1841261149
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In the winter of 1978, 15 men gathered on a small beach in Hawaii to race extreme distances in swimming, cycling, and running - a race that changed the face of endurance sports forever. Since then, Ironman Hawaii has become one of the world's greatest sporting events."30 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship" perfectly captures the essence of the event through spectacular photography and superb illustrations. Discover the soul of the race, the emotions of the athletes, spectators, and volunteers.This will become an essential companion for anyone who has competed in the Ironman, or one day dreams of crossing the finish line.This book is a visually stunning celebration of 30 years of the ultimate endurance race - the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars For the special Ironman
My daughter has done one Ironman and is now training for her second at Lake Placid, NY.These are extraordinary athletes who deserve every encouragement and bonus you can give them.
It was on her Xmas list and I was honored to get it for her!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book!
I purchased this as a gift for someone who completed the ironman this year.
She loved it so I think that says it all!
The pictures are beautiful (its a little smaller than I thought it would be - 10x10 I believe)
Thats actually a PLUS. I had thought it would be one of those huge unbookshelfable books (yes I just made that word up!)
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20. The Perfect Distance: Training for Long-Course Triathlons (Ultrafit Multisport Training)
by Tom Rodgers
Paperback: 371 Pages (2007-01-01)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.99
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Asin: 1931382948
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Long course triathlon -- a pivotal step toward the sport's ultimate challenge, the Ironman -- is rapidly growing in popularity. Packed with techniques and drills, "The Triathlete's Guide to Half-Ironman Training is the first book to equip triathletes for the long course. Every facet of effective preparation for the event is thoroughly outlined. There are sport-specific chapters as well as instruction on selecting equipment, making smart nutrition decisions, strength training, and overcoming injuries. Extensive appendices with workouts for swim, bike, run, key training sessions, and indoor training make this book the ultimate resource.
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Customer Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Good for overall approach, not for specific training plans
If you're looking for a specific training plan, this is not the book for you.This book mostly teaches about how you should approach your training but doesn't really give you any of the standard charts that you usually see.This book would probably be good for coaches but for someone, like me, who is trying to figure out a general guideline of what to do, this book falls short.

3-0 out of 5 stars Brief Comments about The Perfect Distance
A good addition to a library of distance 'how to' books but not one I would suggest for anyone new to the sport who seeks specific instructions of what to do. This book provides a very good overview of the philosophy the half-iron distance training but is lacking in specific progressive training acts to undertake during each training phase.

5-0 out of 5 stars The First Book Dedicated to Half-Iron Training
Any triathlete or those interested in Ironman competitions will want to check out the invaluable tips in this book.Specific exercises are included.

5-0 out of 5 stars All workouts, nutritional guides and training tops are focused on this
Any avid sports person involved in triathlon courses will find THE PERFECT DISTANCE: TRAINING FOR LONG-COURSE TRIATHLON the first book dedicated exclusively to the half-Iron distance category. All workouts, nutritional guides and training tops are focused on this, but you needn't be a competitor to benefit from the tips in THE PERFECT DISTANCE. Anyone racer who wishes to race farther and faster will find the author/coach's tips an essential ingredient for success, making THE PERFECT DISTANCE a recommendation for both personal libraries and any public lending library strong in sports and games.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch

I was thinking of moving up to the half- or full-ironman distance triathlon, and this book seemed a logical choice. As far as I know, it's the first volume dedicated to half-iron training and racing. The author spends the first few chapters going through the basic theory of training and "design science," but then dives right into the specific detail of the three sports and training for this distance. The individual chapters on swim, bike and run are as useful and detailed as any other triathlon book, with some later advances in bike aerodynamics, power metering, and running technique.

But the best and unique aspect of the book are the specific workouts, case studies and race strategies for the half-iron distance, including categories for beginner, veteran, and elite triathletes. What works for one group may not work for others. He does give separate examples for different levels, and beginners should stay with the simpler stuff in the book.

If you have read either Friel's TRAINING BIBLE or Byrn's GOING LONG, you'll feel at home with Rodger's similar approach, but his style and emphasis are different. His writing style is clear like Friel's, but he has more personal anecdotes and humor to go along with the scientific training principles. He used to train astronauts at NASA, so there is plenty of science and technology in the book, but also a lot of heart. Since he started later in life, he has more sympathy for beginners and the average or aging athlete than a pro triathlete or someone who coaches mostly pros. But make no mistake: he's a hard-racing, top-ranked age grouper with lots of world championship racing, especially Ironman and ultradistance, so some of the material can be quite challenging, but also inspiring.

Nice photos of famous folks at Kona, as well as good drawings and diagrams to illustrate swim, bike and run technique. About the only thing that could have been better would be to use the larger page format of the TRAINING BIBLE books, especially for tables and graphics, though for the money this is a well-printed publication.

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