Third Edition of Go-To Guide Now Available
Now available through Amazon in both print and Kindle versions, the updated third edition of The Triathlete’s Training Guide provides you with everything you need to know to plan your season and implement your training.
New to the sport and need some guidance to get started? A seasoned endurance athlete looking to take your training to the next level? This guidebook is the go-to guide for anyone embarked on the multisport journey, from novices to experienced competitors, providing you with an easy-to-implement training program to get you ready for your next event.
Consult part one of the book for a concise introduction to foundational ideas from exercise science. Gain a clearer understanding of key terms like aerobic capacity, lactate threshold, and periodization. Learn about the stimulus-response-adaptation process that underlies triathlon training, the energy systems used, and the muscle fiber types recruited during exercise.
In part two of the book, learn a step-by-step process to plan your season and implement your training. Chapter 3 outlines the different ways to monitor your training intensity, including heart rate and pace. Chapter 4 shows you how to plan your season from base training to your target race. Chapter 5 explains how to implement your training on a week-to-week basis with different workout types to achieve desired training effects.
With your core triathlon training plan established, consult part three of the book to supplement your discipline-specific training with functional strength workouts while paying attention to proper recovery and nutrition.
The final part of the book provides you with a complete training plan and workout library. Use the sample training plans in chapter 8 to guide your training. Draw from the detailed swim, bike, and run workouts in chapters 9 through 11 as you implement your training.
The Triathlete’s Training Guide equips you with a complete toolkit and concrete program to help you train more effectively for your triathlon goals.
New in the Third Edition
The sample training plans in the third edition are arranged in step-by-step modules that allow you to:
1 – Establish Your Base
2 – Develop Your Base
3 – Build Upon Your Base
4 – Peak for Your Race
These four modules provide you with the key training blocks and workouts–including drills and functional strength–to progress through your season from base training to racing. Depending upon the length of your season, you can repeat modules as needed before advancing to the next phase of your training.
Plus, if you use TrainingPeaks, each of these modules is now available for purchase through the TrainingPeaks training plan store. Purchase all four modules to load these key training blocks—complete with detailed swim, bike, run, and functional strength workouts—directly into your TrainingPeaks calendar, allowing you to easily customize your training in line with the framework outlined in the book.
The Triathlete’s Training Guide starts with a simple premise: to excel in your athletic goals you need to train with a purpose. Training with a purpose means knowing why you are doing a particular workout and how that workout fits into your overall progression toward your goals. This do-it-yourself guidebook provides you with a complete toolkit to help you train with your end goals in mind. The step-by-step approach outlines a simple method to build your fitness from the ground up and peak for your target races. It shows you how to create a training plan, measure and monitor your training intensity, and schedule your weekly training. As you implement your training, draw from the detailed workout library and training plans included in the book. With chapters dedicated to functional strength training, recovery and nutrition, and key concepts from exercise science, you have everything you need to know to take the guesswork out of training.