The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

Paperback | November 15, 2016

byJoe Friel

not yet rated|write a review

The Triathlete's Training Bibleis the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes.Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.

Joe has completely rewritten this new 4th Edition ofThe Triathlete's Training Bibleto incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.

The Triathlete's Training Bibleequips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.

With this new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and:

- become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner

- train with the right intensity and volume

- gain maximum fitness from every workout

- make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining

- adapt your training plan based on your progress and conflicts

- build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training

- improve body composition with smarter nutrition

The Triathlete's Training Bibleis the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.

What's New in the Fourth Edition ofThe Triathlete's Training Bible?Coach Joe Friel started writing the fourth edition ofThe Triathlete's Training Biblewith a blank page: the entire book is new. The science and sport of triathlon have changed much since the previous edition released. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, improves on the skill development techniques, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance. See Joe Friel's blog or VeloPress for an expanded summary of improvements to this fourth edition.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.67 online
$35.50 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

The Triathlete's Training Bibleis the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes.Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.Joe has completely rewritten this new 4th Edition ofTh...

From the Jacket

TRAIN TO WIN WITH JOE FRIELFor nearly 20 years,triathletes have turned to Joe Friel'sTraining Bibleto learn how to train for victory. Now, in this all-new edition, Joe distills the latest discoveries in exercise science, data analysis, daily planning, and skills development to help you create a personal training plan for success. The a...

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world.He is the best-selling author ofThe Triathlete's Training Bible,The Cyclist's Training Bible,Fast After 50,Going Long,Your Best Triathlon,The Power Meter Handbook, andYour First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching service is one of the most successful and respected in ...

other books by Joe Friel

Fast After 50: How To Race Strong For The Rest Of Your Life
Fast After 50: How To Race Strong For The Rest Of Your ...

Paperback|Jan 10 2015

$21.89 online$28.95list price(save 24%)
The Cyclist's Training Bible
The Cyclist's Training Bible

Paperback|Mar 12 2009

$25.38 online$32.50list price(save 21%)
The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool For Faster, Stronger Racing, 2nd Ed.
The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool For...

Wire Coil/Wire Combination|Oct 6 2016

$18.81 online$20.95list price(save 10%)
see all books by Joe Friel
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.2 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715442

ISBN - 13:9781937715441

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.


Extra Content

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Mental Fitness:Dreams, Goals, Missions | Training Your Head

Chapter 2 Physical Fitness:Your Triathlon Potential | Philosophy of Training | Purposeful Training | Training Technology


Chapter 3 Basic Training Concepts:Training Principles | Frequency, Duration, and Intensity | Volume | Dose and Density | Training Load | Supercompensation | Fitness, Fatigue, and Form

Chapter 4 Training Intensity:Measuring Intensity | Intensity Reference Points | Setting Training Zones | Intensity Distribution


Chapter 5 Getting Started:Dreams, Goals, Objectives, and Purposes | Assessment | Training Preparation

Chapter 6 Building Fitness:What Is Fitness? | Abilities | Determining Limiters | Abilities and Training


Chapter 7 Planning a Season:Periodization of Training | Your Annual Training Plan

Chapter 8 Planning a Week:Step 7: Schedule Weekly Workouts | Weekly and Daily Training | Workout Specifics

Chapter 9 Planning Alternatives:Linear Periodization Alternatives | A Simple Solution


Chapter 10 Training Stress:Risk and Reward | Overrearching and Overtraining | Injury and Illness

Chapter 11 Rest and Recovery:Morning Warnings | Quick Recovery | Planned Recovery | Race-Week Rest and Recovery | Transition-Period Rest and Recovery


Chapter 12 Speed Skills:Efficient Movement | Skill Development | Swim Skills | Bike Skills | Run Skills

Chapter 13 Muscular Force:Neuromuscular Training | Muscle | Plyometric Training | Strength Training | Periodization of Neuromuscular Training | Concurrent Training

Chapter 14 The Training Diary:Planning with a Diary | What to Record | Training Analysis | Race Analysis


Appendix A: Annual Training Plan Template

Appendix B: Swim Workouts

Appendix C: Bike Workouts

Appendix D: Run Workouts

Appendix E: Combined Bike-Run ("Brick") Workouts




About the Author

Editorial Reviews

"Joe Friel is one of the world's foremost experts on endurance sports." - Outside magazine"One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon." - LAVA magazine"Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." -Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion"25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe's professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential." -Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion"The Triathlete's Training Bible is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book." - Scott "The Terminator" Molina, triathlon's winningest pro "Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete." - Justin Daerr, triathlon coach "As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I've used The Triathlete's Training Bible as one of my key references. Joe Friel's training books have made the once "crazy" sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential." - Barb Lindquist"The Triathlete's Training Bible combines scientific research with the experience of a top endurance coach to provide the best training resource book available." - Gale Bernhardt, 2004 Team USA Olympic Triathlon Head Coach"The Triathlete's Training Bible can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice." - Library Journal