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The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition) [Paperback]

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This new edition of The Triathlete's Training Bible covers all of the specialized training needs of triathletes, including completely updated nutrition, recovery, and weight training information. The book also contains seasoned advice on the mental aspects of training. Author Joe Friel shows how to achieve greater fitness by examining personal strengths and weaknesses, and devotes individual chapters to planning, racing, rest, and recovery. Appendices include annual training plan worksheets and suggested swim, bike, run, and combined workouts.

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Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.87" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 9, 2004
Publisher   VeloPress
ISBN  1931382425  
ISBN13  9781931382427  

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Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master s degree in exercise science. Joe is a featured columnist for "VeloNews "and "Inside Triathlon" magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online 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, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado."

Joe Friel currently resides in Fort Collins, in the state of Colorado.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Exercise & Fitness > Triathlons
2Books > Subjects > Reference
3Books > Subjects > Sports > General
4Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Triathlon
5Books > Subjects > Sports > Training > General

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A great starting point  Sep 19, 2008
When I first began doing triathlons there were not many resources available. I was excited to try the sport but I had no idea where to begin. This book provided me with coverage on all topics. How to prepare for the swim and make my stroke efficient. Drills for the bike and run and even tips on gear, clothing and transitions. It was truly a savior. Now there are communities like [...] and online coaching services like trainingpeaks but if you're old school and just want to pick up a book, this is a great place to start
Positive Review  Sep 8, 2008
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to train for multisport
competition. It has giving me a guide for preparing for my
1st event coming up in May of 09.
Read his original sources instead  Aug 2, 2008
This is the Wal-Mart of Triathlon training guides. There is a representative in every department of training, but it does not contain enough of the depth of knowledge and detail that you would like from a "Bible" to be truly satisfying. Throughout the book you will find diluted versions of other works and training books/products (Pose Method, Total Immersion, Paleo Diet, etc). I've found that reading the original sources is much more satisfying for that craving of knowledge. If you are really looking to gain in depth knowledge about the skills, training, and diet necessary for triathlon I would recommend reading the following books as either a supplement or replacement for this book:

1. Dr. Nichloas Romanov's Pose Method of Running (and DVD)
2. Daniel's Running Formula
3. Triathlon Swimming Made Easy: The Total Immersion Way for Anyone
to Master Open-Water Swimming
4. Easy Freestyle DVD (also by Total Immersion)
5. Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills
6. The Paleo Diet
AWSOME  Jul 28, 2008
One word: AWSOME.

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Great book for someone he needs to learn all they can about triathlons.  May 12, 2008
This is a great book for both beginnners and intermediate triathletes. The book contains the basics, as well as advanced techniques, of training. The concept of "periodization" was especially helful for me. It is easy to read and the author fully explains everything. It is does not matter whether you train for sprint events or Iron Man level events, the concepts still apply.

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