Triathlon Training For Dummies

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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. TriathlonTraining For Dummies is packed with insider tips and provenmethods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into thebest possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivationyou need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize yourenergy, and prevent injures both before and during the race.

This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascularfitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to setmanageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how toestablish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get theright, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of therace, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, andrunning. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it alltogether as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become aquick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover howto:

  • Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level
  • Get into your best possible shape
  • Select the right equipment and sportswear
  • Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon
  • Fuel your body and prevent injuries
  • Prepare for training sessions
  • Maintain energy and recover quickly
  • Set training schedules for every triathlon event
  • Treat common training and racing injuries
  • Live like an athlete

Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete withresources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bringalong on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racingetiquette.

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Powerful, proven methods to speed up your swimming, blast off onyour bike, and run with the best

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Thisauthoritative guide is packed with insider tips and hands-on advicefor pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. Ithelps you find the motivation you need to tackle a sport thatyou've never done before, stick to your program, and eat better tomaximize your energy.

  • Evaluate your current fitness level — cardiovascular,muscle strength and endurance, and flexibility

  • Take it one sport at a time — maximize fitness and form forswimming, biking, and running

  • Put it all together — focus your training, add dualworkouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time duringtransitions

  • Live like an athlete — prepare for training sessions,maintain energy, recover quickly, and avoid injuries

  • Plan for race day — taper your training, organize yourgear, and stay focused and confident

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on choosing an event to train for

  • What to look for when choosing swimming, biking, and runninggear

  • Tips on staying safe and healthy while training andcompeting

  • Training schedules for every triathlon event

  • Strategies for handling your transitions

  • Treatments for common injuries

  • A checklist of items to bring on race day

  • Resources for finding triathlons

About the Author:

Deirdre Pitney is a freelance writer who writes articles on women's issues, fitness, and wellness, and is actively training for a triathlon. Donna Dourney has completed a Half-Iron and full Ironman Triathlon and has served as a personal trainer for clients, tri clubs, and first-time athletes.

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