Triathlon: Twenty Weeks to Success in Five Hours a Week

Triathlon: Twenty Weeks to Success in Five Hours a Week

by Mark Barfield (Author), British Triathlon Association (Author)


Triathlon is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the UK, attracting sportspeople from a wide range of backgrounds and fitness levels. Triathlon begins with an overview of how to start out and what to expect, with clear and concise introductory sections of the three disciplines - swimming, cycling and running - including equipment, techniques, training and preparation. From this point, Mark Barfield's unique, easy-to-use and highly effective programme is designed to take even the beginner to triathlon success in just 20 weeks. Packed with stunning colour images from an expert event photographer, with fascinating personal accounts of triathletes to spur you on and everything else you need to know about taking part in an event and the journey beyond, Triathlon is an invaluable resource for competitors everywhere.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: UK ed.
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 27 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 1408100096
ISBN 13: 9781408100097
Book Overview: Two million people worldwide take part in triathlons, 100,000 of whom are in Britain. London Triathlon (world's largest) attracts 10,000 participants Mark Barfield is Development Director of British Triathlon, who are endorsing the project Colourful, accessible and very user-friendly format and content make this a practical and attractive product Twenty-week plan is patent 'tried and tested' programme with week-by-week grids for ease of use - personal testimonies throughout book for inspiration Photography offers unique view of the sport from a full-time triathlon event photographer

Media Reviews
Packed with colour pics, this manual includes an overview of all three disciplines...covering must-know topics...there's a user friendly programme to suit nervous novices, plus inspiring personal stories Health and Fitness August 2008
Author Bio
Mark Barfield discovered triathlon when he began using swimming and running to complement his fitness training for cycling. Working for British Triathlon since 2002, initially in a coach development role and latterly as the Director of Development, Mark has worked with triathletes at all levels, from juniors just starting out to elite under-23s and World Championship-level triathletes. He holds the highest coaching awards offered by British Cycling and British Triathlon, as well as awards from British swimming and UK Athletics.