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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.

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

The Perfect Distance: Training for Long-Course Triathlon (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

Author Tom Rodgers has developed real-time software and training systems to measure the performance of astronauts aboard NASA’s International Space Station.

The Perfect Distance: Training for Long-Course Triathlon (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)The Perfect Distance puts that expertise to use in a step-by-step program of preparation and training for triathletes. Packed with technique and drills and built on the proven Ultrafit platform, this is the first book to equip triathletes for the long course. Half-Ironman races are the fastest-growing distance in triathlon and a pivotal stepping stone toward the sport’s ultimate challenge — the Ironman.

The book outlines every facet of effective preparation for a long-course event. There are sport-specific chapters as well as instruction on selecting equipment, making smart nutrition decisions, strength training, and overcoming injuries — accompanied by clear charts and tables throughout.

Extensive appendixes featuring workouts for swim, bike, run, key training sessions, and indoor training make The Perfect Distance an authoritative, one-stop resource for novices and more seasoned trainers.