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Triathlon Training For Dummies by Deirdre Pitney, ISBN-13: 978-0470383872



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (December 10, 2008)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 368 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0470383879
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0470383872

From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Train for a triathlon — no matter your fitness level
  • Get into your best possible shape
  • Select the right equipment and sportswear
  • Fuel your body and prevent injuries

Powerful, proven methods to speed up your swimming, blast off on your bike, and run with the best

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. This authoritative guide is packed with insider tips and hands-on advice for pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to tackle a sport that you’ve never done before, stick to your program, and eat better to maximize your energy.

    • Evaluate your current fitness level — cardiovascular, muscle strength and endurance, and flexibility

    • Take it one sport at a time — maximize fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running

    • Put it all together — focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions

    • Live like an athlete — prepare for training sessions, maintain energy, recover quickly, and avoid injuries

  • Plan for race day — taper your training, organize your gear, and stay focused and confident

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on choosing an event to train for
  • What to look for when choosing swimming, biking, and running gear
  • Tips on staying safe and healthy while training and competing
  • Training schedules for every triathlon event
  • Strategies for handling your transitions
  • Treatments for common injuries
  • A checklist of items to bring on race day
  • Resources for finding triathlons

About the Author

Deirdre Pitney is a freelance writer who writes articles on women’s issues, fitness, and wellness, and is actively training for a triathlon. Donna Dourney has completed a Half-Iron and full Ironman Triathlon and has served as a personal trainer for clients, tri clubs, and first-time athletes.


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