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Triathlon Training Basics

Triathlon Training BasicsTriathlon Training Basics contains all the information that new triathletes need in order to successfully complete a sprint or an Olympic distance triathlon.

Written by Gale Bernhardt, Triathlete columnist, member of the USA Triathlon 2004 Olympic Team Selection Committee, and certified Elite Level Triathlon and Cycling Coach trainer, the book contains detailed training plans that are tailored to different levels of fitness in each of the swim, bike, and run categories.

Strength training and stretching portions are included to illustrate proper form and the last chapter deals with injury prevention and treatment.

Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA, Ironman, and Endurance Racing

Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA, Ironman, and Endurance RacingGale Bernhardt’s training plans have helped tens of thousands of self-coached athletes reach their multisport goals. Every detail of how to train for a triathlon of any distance, an off-road triathlon, or a duathlon is here, including plenty of swim, bike, and run workouts to keep training fresh and breakthrough workouts to make training more rewarding. Bernhardt’s proven methods are the basis for each of the book’s 15 unique training plans, removing the hassle of creating a plan from scratch.

This second edition includes easy tips on modifications that allow triathletes to further personalize the plans; a new chapter on 13 Weeks to a Sub-13 Hour Ironman; eight training plans requiring only five to ten hours of training per week; and five training plans to go farther.

This book has a challenge to suit everyone, from beginners to accomplished triathletes, for those short on training time and those who are training for a faster time.

Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes: Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and Maintenance

Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes: Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and MaintenanceZinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes guides triathletes through the many triathlon-specific problems of bike tuning and maintenance. It also explains about safely shipping a bike from race to race and provides clear advice on equipment choice and upgrades so that readers can make sensible choices as they advance through the sport.

With this book, triathletes can become faster and more comfortable during the aerodynamic time trial and increase their enjoyment of the bike leg, the most technically demanding leg of any triathlon race.

Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike can benefit from the clear illustrations, expanded views of how components go together, and practical tips on how to completely and properly maintain their bikes in order to ensure hours of trouble-free riding.

Lennard Zinn’s advice helps readers decide whether to tackle the maintenance project or head to the bike shop for repairs.