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Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals: And Doing the Duathlon Too

The ultimate distance race is within your reach—a completely updated edition of the now-classic work.This book was first published twenty years ago in the early days of the sport.

Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals: And Doing the Duathlon TooIt has continued to sell to beginners and recreational multisport athletes by showing them how, starting as a fitness novice, they can cross the finish line happily and healthily, and have fun doing so, without turning their lives upside down along the way.

Steven Jonas, a former nonathlete who began racing in middle age, now has over 160 multisport races—and two decades’ worth of evidence that his training program works—to his credit.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a friendly, wider format; the latest advice on equipment, race choice, and preparation; and Jonas’s programs that will train you for standard-distance duathlons and triathlons on 3½ to 5 hours per week for 13 weeks. It even shows you how you can do the ironman distance.