Faster: Demystifying The Science Of Triathlon Speed

August 13, 2013|
Faster: Demystifying The Science Of Triathlon Speed by Jim Gourley
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Triathlon is among the world''s most gear-intensive sports. The gear you select and how you use it can mean big results--or bigger disappointment.

FASTERtakes a scientific look at triathlon to see what truly makes you faster--and busts the myths and doublespeak that waste your money and race times. In this fascinating exploration of the forces at play in the swim-bike-run sport, astronautical engineer and triathlete Jim Gourley shows where to find free speed, speed on a budget, and the gear upgrades that are worth it.

FASTERoffers specific, science-based guidance on the fastest techniques and the most effective gear, answering questions like:

  • Which wetsuit is best for me?
  • What''s the best way to draft a swimmer?
  • Should I buy a lighter bike?
  • Deep dish or disc wheels?
  • Are lighter shoes faster?
  • Who''s right about running technique?

Gourley reviews published studies in peer-reviewed journals to show what scientists have learned about swim drafting, pacing the bike leg, race strategy for short and long-course racing, and the fastest ways to handle transitions.

FASTERwill change how you think about your body, your gear, and the world around you. With science on your side, you''ll make the smart calls that will make you a better, faster triathlete.

Jim Gourley is an astronautical engineer, triathlon journalist, and triathlete. He is a multiple Ironman finisher and a finisher of the Race Across America, one of the most difficult endurance races in the world. Gourley earned a degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and has written on the science...
Title:Faster: Demystifying The Science Of Triathlon Speed
Product dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Published:August 13, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781937715021

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