Triathlon: An Expert Training Companion

Triathlon: An Expert Training Companion

by Mike Finch (Author)


Starting with the evolution of the triathlon into the Ironman Challenge, the title discusses gear and specialised equipment, how to tailor training to swimming, cycling and running. It gives advice on nutrition and diet, handling injuries and, most importantly, features six week-by-week training programmes specifically devised for each of the three disciplines over various triathlon distances.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Apr 2004

ISBN 10: 1843303620
ISBN 13: 9781843303626

Author Bio
Michael Finch first covered triathlon in 1991 as a sports journalist for the South African Press Association, and later as triathlon editor for leading cycling magazine Cycle. A triathlete himself, Michael played a part in the development of triathlon as a sport in his role as editor of Runner's World (South Africa), by including a monthly column in the magazine - which earned it a special award in 2002. During his 15-year career as a sports journalist, Michael has completed over 50 triathlons, including two demanding Ironman challenges, in 1996 and 2001. UK Consultant Graeme Maw, PhD is Performance Director of the British Triathlon Association. US Consultant B.J. Hoeptner Evans works for USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon and multi-sport in the United States. She was formerly editor of USA Cycling Magazine.