Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-ready In 5 Hours A Week by Joe FrielYour First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-ready In 5 Hours A Week by Joe Friel

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-ready In 5 Hours A Week

byJoe Friel

Paperback | April 1, 2012

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Joe Friel is the world's most trusted triathlon coach and his friendly guide,Your First Triathlon, will get you ready for your first sprint or Olympic triathlon feeling strong, confident, and ready for the challenge.

Friel has helped hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the challenges of triathlon with his clear and comprehensive TrainingBible method.Your First Triathlonsimplifies all the principles of Friel's training approach for newcomers who want a simple, no-nonsense way to train for triathlon. The practical triathlon training plans inYour First Triathlontake fewer than 5 hours a week and will build the fitness and confidence you need to enjoy your first event.

Your First Triathlonoffers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes who have some experience in running, cycling, or swimming. Each triathlon training schedule includes realistic swimming, biking, and running workouts with options to add strength workouts. These simple plans will build anyone into a triathlete.

Friel simplifies your triathlon race day with smart tips to navigate your race packet pickup, set up your transition area, fuel for your race, finish your swim without stress or fear, and ensure your race goes smoothly from the moment you wake up until you cross the finish line.

Triathlon is a fun and challenging sport that can help you get fit, healthy, and feeling great.Your First Triathlonwill help you get off to a great start in the swim-bike-run sport.

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 ...
Title:Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-ready In 5 Hours A WeekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 6.06 × 0.62 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934030864

ISBN - 13:9781934030868

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This guide was very helpful to read to understand how a triathlon works and providing tips to beginners.
Date published: 2017-08-29

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Your New Challenge

Your Tri Goal


Race Distances

Your First Race

The Newbie

Can You Do It?

Chapter 2: Your Triathlon Lifestyle

Life as a Triathlete


It's Okay to Stop Sometimes

Sleeping Your Way to Better Fitness

Do You Need to Lose Weight?

Getting Older Slower

Chapter 3: Your Nutrition

Fueling before Exercise

Fueling during Exercise

Refueling after Exercise

Eating during the Rest of the Day

Chapter 4: Your Support

Emotional Support

Motivational Support

Technical Support

Informational Support

Chapter 5: Your Swimming

Form--Not Fitness

Where to Swim

Fear of Water

Swim Stuff

Chapter 6: Your Biking

Dusting Off the Old Bike

Buying a Bike

Bike Fit

Bike Stuff

How to Ride a Bike

Bike Safety

Group Riding

Hills-Ups and Downs

Chapter 7: Your Running

Running and Walking

Group Running

Staying Healthy

Where to Run

Hot Weather

Running Stuff

Chapter 8: Your Muscles

Where Do I Find the Time?

Getting Stronger

Strength-Building Routines

How Much Weight to Use

Strength-Building Exercises

Strength Phases

Becoming More Flexible

How to Stretch

Stretching Exercises

Chapter 9: Your Training Plan

The Big Picture: How to Get Fit

Your Training Plan

Beginner Plan

Swimmer Plan

Cyclist Plan

Runner Plan

What to Do When Things Don't Go Right

Chapter 10: Your High-Tech Gear

Heart Rate Monitors

Power Meters

GPS Devices

Back to the Future

Chapter 11: Your First Triathlon

Choosing and Entering a Race

Race Week

Race Day!

After the Race


Appendix A: Triathlon Lingo

Appendix B: Swim Workouts

Appendix C: Bike Workouts

Appendix D: Run Workouts

Appendix E: Combination Workouts

Appendix F: Strength Workouts

Appendix G: Checklists

Appendix H: Newbie-Friendly Races

Appendix I: Triathlon Resources


About the Author

Editorial Reviews

"Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training." -- Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner, Olympian "Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes: beginners to elite professionals. If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!" -- Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion"Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one!" -- "Joe does the hard work for the beginning triathlete by condensing, prioritizing, and simplifying all the science and practical experience which he has mastered over decades of coaching."   -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team "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 "With his book, Your First Triathlon, Joe Friel uses his expert knowledge to help new triathletes use the same training principles that have made The Triathlete's Training Bible such a success." -- Gale Bernhardt, USA Triathlon Olympic Coach