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From the sports trainers who brought you "Be Iron Fit" and "Mastering the Marathon" and more comes the go-to training resource for the fastest growing segment of the triathlon world--Women! A complete guide for female triathletes that contains highly efficient and easy-to-follow training programs for success in all triathlon distances, this book also addresses in an in-depth fashion the host of challenges unique to women triathletes. From the stay-at-home mom to the professional woman, female triathletes face a wide range of challenges from societal expectations to physical concerns specific to their sex. Until now, there has not been a go-to source for this type of information.
Completing an Ironman is something you will ultimately face alone; however, the preparation is very much a team sport. "First Time Ironman" not only tells the experience like it is, but explores the support and expert guidance Rhys obtained to make an Ironman journey a happy, healthy, but most of all a memorable experience.
"Triathlon Training Fundamentals caters directly to the beginner. Triathlon Training Fundamentals presents all of the basic information needed in plain language, from why and how to get started and what events to select, to what equipment to get and how to maintain it, to how to train for each leg of the race--swimming, biking, and running. Triathlon Training Fundamentals goes beyond laying out the basics to also tackle smaller--but equally as important--topics often overlooked in other books, like how to adjust training to fit your specific needs (such as if you have health issues, or are a youth or a woman) or how to troubleshoot equipment and health issues on race day"--
Provides details of how to train for a triathlon of any distance, an off-road triathlon, or a duathlon. This title includes swim, bike, and run workouts and breakthrough workouts.
Offers details on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races. This book answers questions for those who are serious about the sport for example, how your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential.
At the age of 53, David is still having adventures and continues to race in some of the most extreme Ultra-distance races in the world. This sometimes humorous book looks at the highs and low, the what to dos and the what not to dos. The agony and the ecstasy that is the sport of Ultra-distance running.
Through a sensible, minimalist approach, this title maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training, emphasising quality over quantity. Rather than wasting time and energy on junk miles, it pares down training to three essential runs per week, mixing in core work, strength training, and cycling.
If you're like most endurance athletes, you're concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. This title lets you zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition.
Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. This guide shows you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.
Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.
Feet in the Clouds is a chronicle of a masochistic but admirable sporting obsession and an insight into one of the oldest extreme sports.
A master plan that can guide experienced triathletes through every week of their season. For each phase of training, it lays out the path to success, outlining clear objectives and the guidelines to meet them. It also offers easy modifications to better manage personal limiters and improve performance.
Whether you're an athlete or just want to stay fit and exercise, you need to train your mind just as much as you train your body! It's easy to find excuses and stay at home, but with Jeff Galloway's mental training strategies you will find yourself staying motivated and setting and reaching new goals in no time.
Uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being. This book is suitable for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration.
What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? The author immerses herself in these questions as she as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50.