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The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

“Welcome to what will undoubtedly be a whole new level of athletic performance.”—Mark Allen, six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman. Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance?

The Big Book of Endurance Training and RacingThe Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years.

Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach.

In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as: The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance. Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries.

The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance And more. If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively. 50 black-and-white illustrations

Triathlete Magazine’s Guide to Finishing Your First Triathlon

Triathlete Magazine’s Guide to Finishing Your First TriathlonAn inspiring and thorough guide to the ultimate cross-training and fitness adventure.Here T. J. Murphy, a longtime triathlete and Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine, offers the aspiring triathlete a clear and simple pathway that will guide him or her toward experiencing the ultimate fitness lifestyle, culminating with the successful completion of a first triathlon.

Beginning with the creation of an athlete’s mindset, the author guides the reader through essential techniques for swimming, biking, and running, as well as topics such as nutrition, equipment, and racing.

Readers will learn how to create a training schedule and eventually enter and participate in an entry-level triathlon. Even the most unrepentant couch potato can be transformed into a triathlete with this inspiring companion and training partner. 100 color photographs