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Gain a competitive edge with the new triathlon training manual from top professional triathlete Wes Hobson. Swim, Bike, Run contains all you need to know to be successful in triathlons of any length, from Sprint to Olympic to Ironman. With years of professional experience to guide you, you’ll be racing smarter—and faster.
Each discipline is discussed in its own section, where you will find key workouts, information on choosing from the latest equipment, and lessons on refining your technique. From polishing your swimming stroke, to learning the correct cycling position, to developing great running form, everything you need to improve in every discipline of triathlon is in Swim, Bike, Run.
You’ll also find information on
• balancing workouts to avoid injury and staleness,
• nutrition tips,
• mental training,
• choosing the right event, and
• planning your season.
Hobson also shares his wealth of experience to teach you winning race strategy and gives tips for your perfect race-day preparation. Swimming expert and former professional triathlete Clark Campbell and accomplished age-group competitor Mike Vickers add their own insights to the mix, giving you a complete manual to optimize your training.
If you’re motivated to improve your triathlon performance, add knowledge and experience from a top professional to your arsenal and maximize your training with Swim, Bike, Run.
Part I. Commitment
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Triathlon World
Chapter 2. Balancing Workouts to Stay Strong and Healthy
Part II. Swim
Chapter 4. Swim Equipment
Chapter 5. Polishing Your Stroke Mechanics
Chapter 6. Key Swimming Workouts
Chapter 7. Open Water Swimming
Part III. Bike
Chapter 8. Cycling Equipment and Fit
Chapter 9. Cycling Technique and Time Trial Positioning
Chapter 10. Cycling Workouts
Part IV. Run
Chapter 11. Running Equipment
Chapter 12. Leg Turnover and Technique
Chapter 13. Running Workouts
Part V. Targeted Training Programs
Chapter 15. Selecting the Right Event
Chapter 16. Planning Your Season
Chapter 17. Training for Sprint and Olympic Distance Events
Chapter 18. Training for Long and Ultra Distance Events
Part VI. Race Day
Chapter 19. Winning Race Strategy
Chapter 20. Race Day – Sprint Distance
Chapter 21. Race Day – Olympic Distance
Chapter 22 – Race Day – Ironman Distance
About the Authors
Wes Hobson is one of the top triathletes in the United States and has been for the past decade, ranking in the U.S. top five at the Olympic distance since 1990. A member of the U.S. national team from 1997 to 1999, he was the bronze medalist at the 2000 ITU North American championships. He has won more than 30 triathlons in his professional career, including the 1999 Escape From Alcatraz triathlon. A graduate of DePauw University with a degree in economics, Hobson and his wife Jennifer reside in Boulder, Colorado.
Clark Campbell is the head men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Evansville in Indiana. He spent seven years as a professional triathlete. He was the 1986 national long Course Champion and the runner-up in the United States Triathlon Series national championship in 1990. He has been a collegiate swimming coach since 1992, including stops as an assistant coach at Kansas and Minnesota before coaching at Evansville. Campbell holds a B.S. in exercise science from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in physical education/athletic coaching from West Virginia University. He and his wife, Cassie, reside in Newburgh, Indiana.
A competitive age-group triathlete and race director, Mike Vickers owns Lawrence Triathlon, Inc., a sports management company that runs the LMH Triathlon in Lawrence, Kansas, and the USAT national championship in St. Joseph, Missouri. He and his wife, Caylen, live in Lawrence, Kansas.