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No matter what distances you're training for, Triathlon Training offers expert guidance for improving your racing from start to finish. Triathlon Training contains six race-specific programs-two for sprint distances, two for Olympic distances, one for the half Ironman, and one for the Ironman. The sprint and Olympic programs include target race times to help you choose the best program for yourself, based on your ability level. It also details a 12-week, step-by-step, base-building program that you can use to work up to racing distances.
The instruction, time management tips, and drills in Triathlon Training will help you make the most effective use of each training day. Insights from athletes' profiles and information on nutrition, supplements, and equipment offer additional ways to maximize training as you prepare for competition. The book examines the most common triathlon injuries, offers advice on preventing those injuries, and details how to treat and recover from them, should they occur.
A full-color book with more than 200 photos, Triathlon Training was developed in consultation with USA Triathlon and the British Triathlon Association. Whether you are considering your first triathlon or are committing yourself to Ironman competition, this book will help put you on the path to a successful finish.
Michael Finch has been involved in the sport of triathlon for more than 10 years, both as a participant and as a journalist. He has completed more than 50 triathlons in his career, including two South African Ironman competitions. Finch began to cover triathlons as a sport journalist for the South African Press Association and later worked for a cycling magazine. Today he is an editor for Runner's World South Africa, where he is a major contributor to the magazine's triathlon content.
"Triathlon Training is a terrific resource. It provides excellent coverage of technique, training, and injury advice. And the programs are straight from the experts-you'll improve your time no matter what distance you want to race."
Deputy director, USA Triathlon
"The thing I like the most about this book by Michael Finch are the short biographical sketches throughout. Oh yes, training schedules, tri-gear and training techniques all have their part in as comprehensive a work as this. However, the knowledge, inspiration and guidance we can all gain from reading about the greats in the sport are, to me, more valuable than all the training schedules in the world."
"Triathlon Training offers expert guidance for improving your racing from start to finish."
From Rocky Mountain Sports
"A great resource whether you're new to the sport or looking to notch your racing up a level."