Triathlon: An Expert Training Companion

Triathlon: An Expert Training Companion

by Mike Finch (Author)


Triathlon sets out to achieve what no other book on the subject has done to date: it slices neatly through the mass of highly technical information that is available, isolating all the essentials in a simple and accessible manner while still tackling every aspect of an enormously challenging sport. Starting with how triathlon evolved into the Ironman Challenge, the book discusses in detail gear and specialized equipment, how to tailor training to swimming, cycling and running. It gives clear and valuable advice on nutrition and diet, handling injuries and, most importantly, features week-by-week training programmes specifically devised for each of the three disciplines over various triathlon distances. Interspersed throughout are the best tips from top experts and profiles of the world's highest achieving triathletes, plus a handful of the world's great triathlons.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: New
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Aug 2006

ISBN 10: 1843303639
ISBN 13: 9781843303633

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.