Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book: The Training, Diet, Health, Equipment, and Safety Tips You Need to Do Your Best
Training, diet, health, equipment, & safety tips - this book has the information needed to participate safely & competitively in triathlete sports.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Grand Central Life & Style
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A great outline of training, equipment, and the basics of triathlon. Includes nutrition, mental training, visualization, stretching, and strength training. A bit heavy on the "musts," "always," and "nevers," which don't really apply unless you're serious about competition. Also, he says to "never" swim in water below 55 degrees. Dude clearly has never done a triathlon in San Francisco! Still, it's a good guide to pretty much everything you'll want to know for your first tri, and I imagine I'll h...more
Whether you're just a runner or just a swimmer or just a cyclist -- or you are truly looking into doing a triathlon which combines all three sports -- this book is a great reference for training, gear, and nutrition. The most important information I took away dealt with the specifics and reasons behind training practices specific to running but which, generally speaking, can be applied to about any performance sport. I think I now clearly understand all aspects of progressive training and recove...more
I've been told there are better triathlon training books out there but this one seems to have met my needs. I was well organized and detailed. Though I'm sure a newer book or version of this one would have more up to date information and better detail based on more recent science and research. It was still good.