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Title:
Triathlete magazine's complete triathlon book : the training, diet, health, equipment, and safety tips you need to do your best
Author:
Fitzgerald, Matt.
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
Triathlete.
ISBN:
9780446679282
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Training, diet, health, equipment, & safety tips - this book has the information needed to participate safely & competitively in triathlete sports.


Author Notes

Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports writer, coach, and nutritionist. He is a coach and spokesperson for PEAR Sports and former senior editor at Triathlete and Competitor . Fitzgerald has contributed to Men's Health , Outside , Runner's World , Shape , and other publications. He lives in Northern California with his wife.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

For those ambitious enough to voluntarily agree to swim, bike and run their way through a triathlon, Triathlete contributor Fitzgerald proposes this impressive, wide-ranging guide. Triathlon training is fairly standardized, says the author, with established principles and proven methods. Among the rules are train for endurance (even the shortest triathlons take at least an hour for the fastest athletes to compete), train specifically (compartmentalize to become efficient) and rest and recover sufficiently (after a body systems been overloaded, it needs to return to a state of balance). Fitzgerald follows these conventions with chapters on equipment, including hydrodynamic swimsuits and road bikes with clip-on aerobars; swim training, with in-depth explanations of freestyle techniques; maintaining a healthy lifestyle, describing various stretches and how to deal with injuries; and more. He even discusses mental training, reminding readers to keep a playful attitude. Theyll need it, especially in the grueling final stretches. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Mark Allen
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Principles and Methodsp. 1
Chapter 2 Getting Equippedp. 27
Chapter 3 Swim Trainingp. 53
Chapter 4 Bike Trainingp. 79
Chapter 5 Run Trainingp. 105
Chapter 6 Putting It All Togetherp. 131
Chapter 7 Successful Racingp. 155
Chapter 8 Staying Healthyp. 177
Chapter 9 Mental Trainingp. 205
Chapter 10 The Triathlete's Dietp. 229
Glossaryp. 255
Appendixp. 263
Indexp. 269