The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week by Chris CarmichaelThe Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week by Chris Carmichael

The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week

byChris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg

Paperback | November 8, 2010

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The Time-Crunched Triathletereveals a fast-pacing training program that will bring you competitive fitness and speed in a fraction of the time of traditional triathlon training methods. In as few as 8 hours per week, you can develop the speed and endurance you need to race for the podium in sprint to 70.3 triathlon race distances.

Drawing from methods developed at CTS for their busy triathlon coaching clients,The Time-Crunched Triathletebrings high-intensity interval training (HIIT), smart and proven field tests for monitoring progress, an integrated nutrition program, and strategic coaching guides to help you race to your strengths. This innovative training program will deliver fitness in three sports while fitting into your busy weekly schedule.

The Time-Crunched Triathleteincludes CTS workouts for swimming, cycling, running, and bricks; intermediate and advanced training plans for sprint (6 weeks) and Olympic (8 weeks) race distances; an 8-week 70.3 training plan, transition training programs to extend your fitness throughout your season; and a time-crunched strength training program.

Most triathletes would enjoy training more if they could, but when more training time isn't an option,The Time-Crunched Triathletebrings effective tools to make sure you can keep racing using the time you have.

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur.He has coached elite cyclists since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. He served as the men's road co...
Title:The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a WeekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.14 × 6.04 × 0.78 inPublished:November 8, 2010Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934030619

ISBN - 13:9781934030615

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Table of Contents



1 A Fresh Outlook for Triathlon

2 The Science of the Time-Crunched Triathlete Program

3 Control and Insight: Monitoring Your Training

4 Integrated Nutrition for Superior Performance

5 Workouts and Training Programs

6 Racing to Your Strengths

7 Stepping Up to 70.3

8 Strength Training on Limited Time


Appendix A: Pace Ranges for CTS Running Workouts

Appendix B: Pace Ranges for CTS Swimming Workouts



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Editorial Reviews

“You will want to plan your 2011 schedule with The Time-Crunched Triathlete at your side.” —“With this science-backed program to reduce time but not results, The Time-Crunched Triathlete might be the answer to your busy calendar.” — Triathlon Magazine Canada“Written for the huge majority of triathletes who have limited training time...A novice triathlete should have no difficult understanding the book’s concepts, yet a veteran triathlete will still gain valuable, time-saving tips and strategies.” — Liberty Sports magazine