Item description for The Triathlete's Training Diary for Dummies by Allen St John & John St John...
The training journal that will help triatheletes go the distance Triatheletes will find this spiral-bound diary the perfect tool to track and monitor their multi-sport training and conditioning progress. It's filled with instructional photos and illustrations, including distance charts and exercises to prevent injuries.
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Studio: IDG Books Worldwide
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2001
Publisher IDG Books Worldwide
ISBN 0764553399 ISBN13 9780764553394 UPC 785555054677
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More About Allen St John & John St John
Allen St. John is a contributing editor at Bike magazine and has written about road cycling, mountain biking, and other active sports for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Men's Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, and Conde Nast Women's Sports & Fitness, where he also worked as senior editor. He is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, having raced and ridden throughout the United States and in Europe.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Triathlete's Training Diary for Dummies?
Record Your Triathlon Workouts Apr 10, 2007
This diary is perfect for the beginning triathlete. This diary will help you prepare for a triathlon with a 12-week training plan.
Great Training tool Jan 9, 2007
This was very informative--especially for someone just starting out. I would recommend it to anyone interested in getting started with Triathloning.
A good training diary, but not a thorough triathlon guide. Oct 30, 2002
The Triathlete's Training Diary for Dummies is a good book for getting someone in shape for a triathlon, but not necessarily completely prepared for one. The book does give a 12-week training plan that splits the workouts between distance, sprints, and weight training but does not specify how much time should be spent on each of the three sports. For instance, I could follow the entire training plan without setting foot in a pool or on a bike. The training plan also does not specify practicing more than one sport during a workout, so you may not be prepared for the difficult bike to run transition.
Also- be prepared that well over 50% of the book is blank training diary pages. Although the book has good information it does not answer many of a first-timers questions that could be covered with more text and less blank pages.
Overall I would say the book is worth the money if you would like a training diary with a few pages of helpful hints on triathlons. It's a great way to log your workouts in an organized format that lets you see your progress over time.
The Triathlete's Training Diary for Dummies Mar 1, 2001
If watching the Ironman inspires you to get off of the couch and enter a local triathlon, make your first purchase The Triathlete's Training Diary for Dummies. The Diary is more than a training logbook - it also contains a simple, soup-to-nuts guide that will show you how to train for, and successfully complete, that first race. As someone who has moved just beyond the novice level in the sport of triathlon, I can attest to the folly of trying to gleen information about triathlons from various articles and books that are all too often geared for the mature racer. The Diary would have made that first race sooooo much easier!
Experienced triathletes will likely be familiar with all of the training and racing information in the Diary. As for the logbook portion of the Diary, my only compliant is that it does not contain a section for weekly/year-to-date totals - which are very helpful in determining training progress as well as giving one a sense of satisfaction as to what has been accomplished during the course of a year.