Item description for Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes by Gale Bernhardt...
Triathletes who hope to improve their swimming too often mix and match workouts or workout segments with no particular goal. The workouts in this set provide a handy, compact, inspiring -- and waterproof -- program. Written by an elite-level triathlon and cycling coach, and a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, the book comprises seven workout categories: Anaerobic Endurance Speed, Anaerobic Endurance Form, Force Speed, Force Form, Muscular Endurance Speed, Muscular Endurance Form, and Muscular Endurance Distance. The variety of workouts included and their ease of use keep the process engaging and allow users to more easily achieve elusive swimming goals. Workouts in a Binder can easily be used in conjunction with triathlon training manuals such as Training Plans for Multisport Athletes or The Triathlete's Training Bible, or as stand-alone workouts for swimmers. Illustrated throughout, a bound set of waterproof workout cards for triathletes at all levels is also included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Oct 4, 2002
ISBN 1931382204 ISBN13 9781931382205
Availability 0 units.
More About Gale Bernhardt
columnist for inside triathlon magazine
Gale Bernhardt currently resides in Loveland, in the state of Colorado. Gale Bernhardt was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes?
Swim workouts Jun 18, 2008
These workouts are very much like what you would see a swim team doing day in and day out. The book is for swimmers looking to push themselves to a higher level in terms of endurance and speed and does not address strokes. It presumes that you already swim about a mile a day, so there is no plan for building up except maybe by segmenting the workouts. There is some ramp up time to learn the coding associated with each workout, but everything is explained in the intro section. The title says it all.
Great for those who forget how many laps we have swam Jun 2, 2008
I like this book for the sheer reason that when I swim longer workouts, I tend to forget how many yards/meters I have done after I get out of the pool. By having this poolside, I can do the various workouts and then know the total distance covered. The variety of workouts is practically endless and the book is holding up fine. It sure beats just swimming lap after lap at the same pace. I tried a lap counter that you wear on your finger and that is okay for grinding out 1500 meter swims, but if you are doing a mix of speed and endurance, the binder works better for me.
Great Training Tool Apr 21, 2008
This book is a great addition to my training library. Not only does it have great workouts, the waterproof pages are awesome. You can take it to the pool and not worry about it being ruined by water. You can just throw it on the side of the pool and go. The workouts are easy to use and are very challenging. Probably the only complaint about the book is if the pages get wet and you don't dry them off completely before throwing it into your workout bag, they stay wet. But overall, great purchase!
Enjoyable workouts Mar 18, 2008
This book has saved me from the monotony of swimming laps. Having "something to do" while at the pool has given me extra motivation and feelings of success. The workouts are just the right length (I can choose the shorter versions if I need to finish in under an hour). I swim in the pool to train for open water triathlons and this book does more than prepare me to get me there. I use it 2-3 times a week. It is WELL worth having!
Helpful and convenient Feb 21, 2008
The workouts in this book are very helpful (especially if you have any other books by Gale, these workouts fit right into her training plans). I especially love how waterproof the book is and that it easily props up by itself. This makes it very convenient to prop it up and the end of the lane, and just go!