Item description for Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series) by Joe Friel...
This book guides weekend triathletes in getting the most out of their training time and helps serious triathletes get maximum physical and mental benefit from training. Chapters cover the basics of training and fitness; training specifics for swim, bike, and marathon; mental strategies; and more. Sample training plans, photographs, charts, tables and case studies are also included.
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Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, The Power Meter Handbook, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports. Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.
Joe Friel currently resides in Fort Collins, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)?
Great book Sep 15, 2008
This book is very informative and helpful to those making the transition to Half and Ironman distance tri's. I would have given this book a five star if I didn't already have Gale Bernhardt's training plans for multisport athletes. All the info in Going long is in Gale's book. They obviously consulted one another when writing their respective books. I recommend Gale's book if you plan on doing different distance Tri's. Joe's book is more specific to the Ironman distance athlete. Good luck and always ride with a tailwind.
If you want to go for the long distance - it will help you to suffer with style Jun 3, 2008
Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series) is a superb book for any athlete (beginner or pro)! Specially I liked the chapter about the mental training for the Ironman competition. I only can recommend it! Happy training!
Great Book !! Apr 29, 2008
The problem when you start training for a long endurance event like the Ironman is that every second athlete has his or her own opinion and way of training. This confused me a lot.
I decided to seek some professional help and use this book to train for my first Ironman and I can honestly say this book is remarkable. The level of detail is intense, so you have to be patient and read some sections several times to really grasp and remember all the advice given in the chapters, i.e. nutrition, discipline-specific training techniques, etc.
You also need to apply the knowledge with some common sense, because it has been written with advice for every athlete from novice to elite. So make sure you know where you fall on the scale and what you want to achieve and use the advice that is applicable to you.
But, in general, I found the training principles in this book to be accurate and now that I have completed an Ironman I can say that they work. Lately I have discovered that many of the Ironman athletes I meet also used this book to train from.
So you can buy and use it with confidence. Good luck!
good Intradution to ironman Sep 15, 2007
Is agood book to reed and ,you can extract many positive advise,good review on diet.
Not for beginners but a good source! Jul 28, 2007
I have a few books for Tri and i found this very good source for those who would like to try IM or any races that equivalent to it. For beginners, start with other Tri books and when you're planning to prep-up for 50+ miles tri races, use this book as a guide. I'm no expert but i did a few tri-races and this is my ultimate guide...i even sleep with it.