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Triathlon Training For Dummies By Deirdre Pitney

Triathlon Training For Dummies
by Deirdre Pitney

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Practical, proven ways to get in shape for a grueling race that combines running, swimming, and biking Packed with insider tips, hands-on advice, and proven methods, Triathlon Training For Dummies is an essential guide for anyone who wants to participate and compete in a triathlon.
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Triathlon Training For Dummies by Deirdre Pitney

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You'll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you'll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You'll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to:* Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level* Get into your best possible shape* Select the right equipment and sportswear* Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon* Fuel your body and prevent injuries* Prepare for training sessions* Maintain energy and recover quickly* Set training schedules for every triathlon event* Treat common training and racing injuries* Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

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Triathlon Training For Dummies Reviews


'... every topic you'd ever want to know about when you start out...for the total novice triathlete.' (Triathlon Plus, March 2011).

About Deirdre Pitney


Deirdre Pitney is a freelance writer who writes articles on women's issues, fitness, and wellness, and is actively training for a triathlon. Donna Dourney has completed a Half-Iron and full Ironman Triathlon and has served as a personal trainer for clients, tri clubs, and first-time athletes.

Table of Contents


Introduction. Part I: Starting Your Triathlon Training. Chapter 1: Training for a Multi-Sport Event. Chapter 2: Choosing Your Event. Chapter 3: Gearing Up with the Right Equipment. Part II: Taking It One Sport at a Time: Swim, Bike, Run. Chapter 4: Getting Ready: Body and Mind. Chapter 5: Swim: Taking the Plunge. Chapter 6: Bike: Cycling Strong. Chapter 7: Run: Finding Your Stride. Chapter 8: Putting It All Together. Part III: Training for Your Triathlon. Chapter 9: Living like an Athlete. Chapter 10: Training Schedules: From Super Sprint to Ironman. Chapter 11: Strength Training and Stretching. Chapter 12: Coping with Injuries. Part IV: Planning for Race Day. Chapter 13: Counting Down to Race Day. Chapter 14: Race Day: Ready, Set, Go! Chapter 15: After You Finish Your Triathlon. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Reasons You Should Do a Triathlon. Chapter 17: Ten Triathlon Myths Debunked. Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Items to Bring on Race Day. Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Resources for Finding Triathlons. Index.

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GOR003021411
Triathlon Training For Dummies by Deirdre Pitney
Deirdre Pitney
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2008-11-21
364
0470383879
9780470383872
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