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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.

The Everything Triathlon Training Book: From scheduling workouts to crossing the finish line — all you need to meet the challenge (Everything (Sports & Fitness)

Triathlons are exploding in popularity across the country.

The Everything Triathlon Training Book: From scheduling workouts to crossing the finish line -- all you need to meet the challenge (Everything (Sports & Fitness)People who have never entered a race are attracted to the triathlon’s mix of running, swimming, and biking. Whether readers are considering their first race or looking for ways to take their training up a notch, this guide is all they need.

Triathletes-in-training will learn how to: Find the right shoes, bike, and swimwear; train for sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons; improve running form, cycling efficiency, and freestyle stroke; train alone or in a group; and more.

Complete with information on nutrition and motivation, this informational guide also provides training logs so athletes can keep track of their progress every step of the way.

The authors take athletes from start to the finish line – and beyond. With their expert help, weekend warriors will find the strength and stamina they need to compete in these accessible, yet challenging, races.