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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.

Championship Triathlon Training

Dedication, passion, obsession—for serious endurance athletes, coaches, duathletes, and triathletes, the quest for improvement never ends. Knowing they can shave time from the previous performance, they seek out the latest in research and training techniques.

Championship Triathlon TrainingIn Championship Triathlon Training, renowned experts George Dallam and Steven Jonas provide you with the same advanced conditioning concepts and programming used by today’s elite triathletes.

By understanding the science behind the principles, you will incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen to address your specific needs and the demands of competition. Specifically, you’ll learn these techniques:

-Use weight training, plyometrics, and core development to accelerate skill development in all phases of swimming, running, and cycling.

-Apply metabolic training to improve endurance and race speed.

-Combine sport-specific skills, such as mounting and dismounting, with metabolic training to improve transition times between phases.

-Develop more efficient movement patterns for increased performance potential and reduced injury.

-Assess health and physical status to avoid overtraining.

Complete with sample programs for each triathlon distance, technique analysis, training- and race-specific fueling strategies, and tips for motivation, focus, and goal setting, Championship Triathlon Training will optimize your training and maximize your results.