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The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)Triathlon is certainly physically demanding, to say the least, but most triathletes would agree that it is the mental aspect that can determine whether or not they achieve their competitive goals. Resources addressing this key aspect have been hard to come by — until now.

In The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training, the authors — both accomplished sport psychologists and Ironman triathletes — offer readers in-depth, practical information and skills they can use to build mental muscle. Readers learn first how to assess their psychological strengths and weaknesses, and then discover the six mental factors that most affect triathlon performance.

The book includes essential tools for training and competition, such as routines, mental imagery, and tips on getting organized and setting goals, and also explores what it takes to be an Ironman, the unhealthy side of triathlon, and valuable lessons to be learned from the world’s best triathletes.

Triathlon Revolution: Training, Technique, and Inspiration (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts Series)

Whether just getting interested in triathlons or a multi-sport veteran, readers of this new handbook will get tuned up and stoked to reach any performance goal!

Triathlon Revolution: Training, Technique, and Inspiration (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts Series)Author Terri Schneider explains how to train for a first triathlon, as well as how to formulate an ongoing experience or a longer-term race regimen.

Basic techniques for building a foundation of success are accompanied by lessons in heart-rate levels and suggestions for how to integrate a training schedule into daily life.

From the early stages of training and making decisions on what gear to buy through to race day and beyond, Schneider covers everything from nutritional information to endurance issues, mental strategies, stretching, setting up transition areas, off-season training, and more. This title includes a foreword by Iron Man Hall-of-Famer Scott Tinley.

It is written with a fresh, non-technical yet authoritative approach. It provides the latest-and-greatest developments in the industry. The author is a widely-respected athlete and coach.

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event

A collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first Ironman triathlon.

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event (Ironman Edition)This is the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day—and these stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare, what was rewarding, what was miserable. These stories come from men and women of all ages and abilities.

Some are stories from the champions, and some from those who did not finish. Together they testify to all the joy and agony of the race; and they provide priceless personal advice on nutrition, equipment, clothing, mental preparation, emotional fatigue, terrain, and weather.

An unforgettable ode to an extraordinary endurance sport—a book for anyone who wants to become an ironman.