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The Triathlete's Training Diary

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Keeping a training diary helps athletes build confidence and stave off threats to performance: burnout, injury, illness, and overtraining. This simple, comprehensive diary makes it easy to record every component of triathlon workouts. Details of each swim, bike, run, crosstraining, or strength workout can be entered, with ample space for notes on the route or other variables. Users can consolidate training data, track progress, and reshape goals throughout the season with this useful book.

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Pages   260
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Spiral Bound
Release Date   Sep 28, 2007
Publisher   VeloPress
ISBN  1934030074  
ISBN13  9781934030073  

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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.

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

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Perfect Gift  Aug 2, 2008
I gave this gift to a friend who is preparing for a Triathalon and she swears by it! She says that it has been a great tool for her training program.
Prefer the older edition  Jul 9, 2008
I used the prior edition/version of the 'Triathlete's Training Diary' for 2 years and, after beginning this version I found that I don't care for it nearly as much. I like the areas of consistency (boxes for sleep, fatigue, stress, soreness, resting HR and weight) and the fact that there is space for 2 daily workouts, but that is about all. I do not like the fact that distance and time are hidden down below 'planned workout' (these were near the top of the entry in the older version). The last version had both time (duration) and time (of day), this one has just a place for time (which is it? I'm guessing duration) and I think time of day is important, especially when you may have 12 hrs rather than 24 hrs between workouts. I don't need two lines for 'planned workout,' I indicate this (often in pencil) in my week's goals or as a small note to the side - what I am entering instead in the log is my actual workout. (I guess I could just cross out the word 'planned'). What do you do if you don't do as 'planned? (Cross it out? Write comments in the 'notes' section?)
I miss having the weather space (I refer back to prior years' weather, especially in the spring; and a windy day can really impact your bike avg speed). I realize that I can fill a lot of this in the 'notes' section but I'm not looking to read a narrative when I glance back to review my old logs. I don't really care about the 'nutrition' section which I used to put in with my notes when I felt it was relevant (which isn't every day as far as I am concerned).
Bottom line, I like having what I see as the critical info near the top of the entry (how long and how far) and, for me, next in importance is how fast (pace; MPH; splits; etc.). I have been searching the web for copies of the old edition and if I can find them I will buy them up. I do not plan to continue using this version.
Comprehensive and just the right amt of space...  Feb 14, 2008
I looked at several tri diaries and found this one had the best space and format for keeping track. I use it daily and love it!
Keeping up...  Jan 18, 2008
This training journal is a great way to keep up with the different workouts for any multisport athlete or anyone who prefers to cross train on a regular basis. There is enough room for each workout (up to 2 per day) and an improvement upon the last edition is the increased space alloted for general notes and a new nutrition section. This training journal is an invaluable tool for my training.
Better choice, even for Road Cyclists  Dec 12, 2007
I'm a runner and cyclist, but I primarily ride. I had the Cyclist Diary in one hand and this one in the other.

They are both by the same author, and they are pretty much the same, except the Triathlete's Diary offers you 2 exercise log sections vs. only one in the cycling.

Even if you are a cyclist only, I recommend this one for that reason (2 rides a day or weight training). Other than that, its the the same price.

Different areas of the book include:

Diary (80% of the book)
Section to write down bike measurements (Road and MNT)
Grid paper for Test Results
Blank Tables for data entry (ie Best Routes info)
Extra PULL OUT Chart section with Weekly Training Hour and a 12 month calender (blank to enter data in)

Hope that helps

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