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Apr 272013
 

The Triathlete’s Training Bible

The Triathlete's Training Bible

  • Provides techniques and drills to improve performance and strategies for racing, recovery and adapting the plan as needed
  • Exploring the science behind training, Friel discusses nutrition, fuel, strength training and skill building
  • Paperback

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes.Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for ra

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Apr 242013
 

The Complete Guide to Sprint Distance Triathlon Training

The Complete Guide to Sprint Distance Triathlon Training

Did you just enter a sprint triathlon, but you have no idea how to train for it?

Do you feel excitement at the thought of completing a sprint triathlon- or beating your times?

Are you interested in learning the best, fastest, and easiest way to train for your race so that you maximize your potential, without spending a lot of money on coaching and equipment?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then this may very well be the most exciting mess

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Apr 222013
 

The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

The Triathlete's Guide to Swim Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

  • For many triathletes, swimming is the weakest link on race day
  • The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training explains how to refine swim form, build speed, and establish an effective training schedule
  • Effective use of swim equipment, open water training techniques for speed and safety, fitness and competition training programs, and strength and flexibility training programs
  • Paperback, illustrations throughout
  • By Steve Tarpinian

Written for all skill levels of multisport athletes, this book helps swimmers create individualized training programs for better stroke technique, maximum enjoyment, and improved performance. Different training programs cover fitness and competition, strength and flexibility, and open water swimming. All of the principles are grounded in easy-to-understand physics. Additionally, the book discusses effective equipment use, the importance of making swimming fun and satisfying, and delves into the

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Apr 202013
 

Looking through the many Triathlete magazines available, plus the wealth of information on the web, you will see that there is a great choice of “Triathlon Training Camps” both at home and abroad. They range from weekends based at your local pool, to week-long, hardcore Ironman beastings somewhere hot and sunny.

So how should you choose the right Triathlon Camp for you?
Decide what you want and need most from the camp. Make a short “ideal” list. It could include things like:

1/ I would like to have a good coach on hand throughout
2/ I would like to feel more confident on my new road bike and improve my bike handling skills, especially when descending
3/ I need them to help me with my bike set up
4/ Can they help me understand how to use a heart rate monitor properly
5/ I want them to cook great healthy food for me
6/ I would love to be somewhere scenic so I enjoy cycling
7/ I also want to be able to relax somewhere nice
8/ I need to hire a good road bike, as I don’t feel confident packing mine
9/ They should offer good value for money

Then you can simply use your list to find somewhere that ticks most of your boxes.

How do I know if the “Triathlon Camp” is any good?

Does this camp come well recommended, by other triathletes? Do they seem to have lots of happy athletes, some of whom have similar profiles to you?
For example maybe you can read what their clients have written on-line. Or maybe they could even put you in touch with other novice triathletes that had been on their camps already.

In your correspondence with the camp organizers, do they seem interested with your particular needs as a beginner triathlete and are they professional. All this should help you build a picture of the experience you could expect.

So how much should it cost?
Costs vary enormously, as do people wallets, but a higher price does not always mean that you will come away a stronger fitter and more able triathlete, but it may mean that you have a spa, Jacuzzi, endless pool, etc.

Most places that offer camps (where you are staying) will offer different food options i.e. B & B, Half Board or Full Board, but some may only offer self catering. If you really want to self-cater, make sure that it is possible to get supplies easily and affordably and don’t forget to cost this in when you are making your comparisons.

Refer back to your ideal list again, and prioritize what you choose to spend your cash on. Put simply does the camp represent good value for money?

What benefits should I expect from going on a Triathlon Camp?
A good camp will teach you how to become a complete triathlete by bringing all the necessary components together, they will cater for your needs. They will explain when and how to train, and recover, identify your weaknesses and give you focus for when you return to training on your own or with your local club. They may also be able to give you nutritional advice and support.

Make sure there is a reputable, experienced triathlon coach on hand, they can offer you their knowledge and expertise, helping you to fast track your learning process. A good coach will motivate you to train, give you a kick up the bum when you need it but also know your limits. They may have been a high level athlete themselves which can also provide a personal insight and an additional level of understanding

The camp should provide technical and analytical advice, and provide a program that caters for your needs. So it is important that you have a dialogue with the organizers of the camp to discuss these, to make sure that your level of athlete will be catered for.

In short a good Triathlon Training Camp should provide you with the tools to progress as a fitter and more capable athlete, increase your motivation towards the sport and make you want to re-book!

What time of year is best?
Traditionally many camps are run from February through to May, but a few are open all year round. The general idea being that the majority of athletes have not done quite as much as they should have done in November, December and January and their first race is fast approaching!

To be honest for a novice triathlete a good camp will really help you, whatever time of year it is. For example if you go in November, you will have the whole winters training in front of you, but you will have improved your technique and understanding of “how to train” during the camp, so you can build on that when you return home.

Or you may have chosen your first big race in the middle of July, so in order to be race specific the middle of June would be great. The camp organizers should be happy to advise you on this too.

What ever you choose, make sure that it really suits your specific ideals and needs, is on a budget you can afford and will ensure that you come away a happy, fitter, more informed and motivated triathlete.

We like to think that we can tick most of your boxes and have spent the last seven years doing just that in our “Triathlon Training” base in the South of France…Where full time Coach Richard Laidlow (BTA and British Cycling Coach) can offer you just such attention, knowledge and expertise, at an affordable price. For more on Richard Laidlows coaching services and all year round training camps visit: http://www.sancture-sportifs.com

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Apr 182013
 

Training for triathlon swimming is not too different from competitive swimming in the pool. The main difference is you must take your skills to the open water which will be a good deal different than swimming in a pool. The dynamics of the open water will make you work harder and you must pay more attention to what you are doing. Below are some tips to follow when you train for the tri swimming event.

1. Endurance is important for you so you are not completely worn out when you start the bike ride. One way to do this is to do a distance day at least one time each week. This day you will swim as far as you can non stop in the time you have to work with. Start out slow to warm up then pick up the pace and maintain till the end.

2. For more speed start doing fast intervals. The only way to swim fast is to train fast, just like sprinters on the track. You can spend one day a week doing this or work it into your daily workout. You can sprint one length of the pool or down and back for repetitions, try some different things until you find what works for you. A bonus to fast swimming is gaining more endurance.

3. Most important is to work on your form. The more improvements you can make on this the more efficient you will be swimming. Practice correct arm strokes, keep your body position correct and learn to kick Becoming more efficient will help you swim smoother and waste less energy, a big plus after finishing your swim.

Learning all you can about how to swim the triathlon will make for a more rewarding experience. The swim seems to be many peoples biggest obstacle and spending time overcoming any issues is well worth the effort. To discover more about improving your swim check out Triathletes Swim Training for more information.

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When learning how to swim properly, it’s important to develop proper breathing rhythms that involve blowing bubbles when the face is down. Learn about the im…
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Apr 132013
 

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

  • Easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete
  • Provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, instruction, and illustrations
  • Start a lifestyle focused on health, fitness, and personal growth
  • Paperback
  • Book Dimensions: 6 x 9″

Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel’s practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race.Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experien

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Apr 082013
 

The Complete Guide to Sprint Distance Triathlon Training

The Complete Guide to Sprint Distance Triathlon Training

Did you just enter a sprint triathlon, but you have no idea how to train for it?

Do you feel excitement at the thought of completing a sprint triathlon- or beating your times?

Are you interested in learning the best, fastest, and easiest way to train for your race so that you maximize your potential, without spending a lot of money on coaching and equipment?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then this may very well be the most exciting mess

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Apr 062013
 

Training for triathlon swimming is not too different from competitive swimming in the pool. The main difference is you must take your skills to the open water which will be a good deal different than swimming in a pool. The dynamics of the open water will make you work harder and you must pay more attention to what you are doing. Below are some tips to follow when you train for the tri swimming event.

1. Endurance is important for you so you are not completely worn out when you start the bike ride. One way to do this is to do a distance day at least one time each week. This day you will swim as far as you can non stop in the time you have to work with. Start out slow to warm up then pick up the pace and maintain till the end.

2. For more speed start doing fast intervals. The only way to swim fast is to train fast, just like sprinters on the track. You can spend one day a week doing this or work it into your daily workout. You can sprint one length of the pool or down and back for repetitions, try some different things until you find what works for you. A bonus to fast swimming is gaining more endurance.

3. Most important is to work on your form. The more improvements you can make on this the more efficient you will be swimming. Practice correct arm strokes, keep your body position correct and learn to kick Becoming more efficient will help you swim smoother and waste less energy, a big plus after finishing your swim.

Learning all you can about how to swim the triathlon will make for a more rewarding experience. The swim seems to be many peoples biggest obstacle and spending time overcoming any issues is well worth the effort. To discover more about improving your swim check out Triathletes Swim Training for more information.

When learning how to swim properly, it’s important to develop proper breathing rhythms that involve blowing bubbles when the face is down. Learn about the im…
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Apr 042013
 

The Triathlete’s Training Bible

The Triathlete's Training Bible

  • Provides techniques and drills to improve performance and strategies for racing, recovery and adapting the plan as needed
  • Exploring the science behind training, Friel discusses nutrition, fuel, strength training and skill building
  • Paperback

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes.Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for ra

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Dec 122012
 

OK, I have not seen it mentioned anywhere and have not heard anyone discuss it, so I will.  Has anyone really thought this Crossfit craze through?  Which by the way I do enjoy and participate in myself.  Has anyone realized that crossfit is just a direct descendant of Cross Training. Yes,  Cross Training, as in training in multiple disciplines.  Sound familiar?  Yes I know, Crossfit is a little more refined and really has another purpose with it’s high intensity, short duration aspect, but the point is, there is a large group of people that have pioneered cross training that don’t seem to be getting any credit.  I am not one of them by the way, being in this sport for about ten years, I am a newcomer.  My feeling however, is the old pioneers really are not offended by the lack of credit they receive,  I truly believe they are extremely pumped to see just how far Triathlons have come in recent years.  I mean we are bringing a sport once held for the most elite right into our living rooms.  I have to believe the founding fathers would be/are proud to see so many enjoying the rewards that only so few got to experience not too many years ago.

As for Crossfit, I love it.  I try to do some variation of it as often as possible.  It is a great off-season program to keep your body guessing and not get caught in the same routine over and over.  That is for another post.

I just want these hard-core Crossfitters to understand – We have been at this a while, welcome aboard.  Just Sayin.

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