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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

Qualifying for Kona: The Road to Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii

Ironman Kona, Hawaii. Inspiring. Daunting. Stunning. Humbling. Exhilarating. The greatest triathlon in the world. The Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

Qualifying for Kona: The Road to Ironman Triathlon World Championship in HawaiiIt 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.

[Updated for 2011]

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

The 12-Week Triathlete: Train for a Triathlon in Just Three Months

The 12-Week Triathlete: Train for a Triathlon in Just Three MonthsImagine 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?