Human Kinetics Triathlon TrainingNo matter what distance you are training for, Triathlon Training offers the expert guidance you need to improve your race performance from start to finish. Triathlon Training contains six race-specific programs: two for sprint distances, two for Olympic distances, one for the half Ironman, and one for the Ironman. The sprint and Olympic programs include target race times to help you choose the best program for yourself, based on your ability level. A full-color book with more than 200 photos, Triathlon Training was developed in consultation with USA Triathlon and the British Triathlon Association. Whether you are considering your first triathlon or are committing yourself to Ironman competition, this book will help put you on the path to a successful finish.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction Origins of triathlon; Ironman and its first stars; demystifying the jargon; basic principles of training Chapter 2: Get the right gear Latest gear for all three disciplines; setup and getting the most from your bike; improving your times with aero gizmos Chapter 3: Swim, cycle, run Gym strength routine; techniques, drills and top tips for each discipline; active stretch routine; handling transitions Chapter 4: Tackling your training Mind power; heart-rate monitors; logbooks; solid training build-up; 6 day-to-day training programs from Sprint Distance to Ironman Chapter 5: Nutrition in triathlon The triathlete's diet; pre- and post-race recovery; carbo-loading; healthy eating; supplementation Chapter 6: Race day Check list; detailed advice on how to handle each leg; tips for faster transitions Chapter 7: Aches and pains Recognizing overtraining; common injuries for each discipline and how to treat them Chapter 8: The world's great races 5 of the world's most memorable triathlon events Contacts