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Over 1 million people compete in triathlons annually, and the new edition of Triathlon 101 provides the information you need to join in, including training grids, information on preventing overtraining, and sample workouts. This guide is essential when running your first triathlon or for guidance in enjoying better results in your next triathlon.
Triathlon 101 helped thousands of athletes take the guesswork out of multisport training and racing. Now, this best-seller returns, updated with more top-notch information and solidifying its status as the essential guide for multisport success.
In this new edition, you’ll learn these techniques and strategies:
Choose the best equipment for your goals, terrain, and budget.
Create your own triathlon program for various distances and events.
Know how, when, and what to eat and drink when training or competing.
Prevent overtraining and recover from common injuries.
Swim and navigate in open water.
Smoothly and quickly transition from one leg of the race to the next.
Taper your training for peak performance on race day.
Sample training programs, the latest recommendations on equipment, correct technique, and expert advice from pros and coaches Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson will help you improve your skills and times in every event.
Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that can lead to injury or discouraging results. Be a smart triathlete from the start. For developing multisport athletes, the best course available is Triathlon 101.
Part I: Getting Ready to Tri Chapter 1. So You Wanna Tri? Chapter 2. Planning to Race Chapter 3. Getting the Right Stuff Part II: Triathlon Training Basics Chapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is Technique Chapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the Distance Chapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other Chapter 7. Training for All Three Part III: Tri-Ing Your Best Chapter 8. Fueling Up for Triathlon Chapter 9. Staying Healthy Chapter 10. Peaking to Race Chapter 11. Nailing the Big Day Chapter 12. Tri, Tri Again
Appendix: Blank training grids Bibliography About the Author
A competing triathlete since 1988, John Mora is a renowned fitness author who has published more than 500 articles. He is a member of USA Triathlon and has participated in almost 200 running, cycling, and swimming events, including marathons, sprint triathlons, and the Ironman competition. Author of the first edition of Triathlon 101, Mora engages and entertains readers while they prepare for their first or next triathlon.
Mora is the running columnist and triathlon feature writer for Windy City Sports as well as a former contributing editor to Triathlete. His articles have also been featured in many national magazines, including American Health, Women's Sports & Fitness, and Runner's World.
When not writing or training, Mora enjoys recreational cycling and tennis. He resides in Plainfield, Illinois.
"John Mora has put together an excellent overall cross section of triathlon-related material. This book covers many topics left out of more technical manuals and personal history biographies. It is a worthy addition to any sports library."
President - The Flyrod Group, Inc.
Two-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion
"John Mora's book is as complete a guide to the sport of triathlon as you'll ever find. A must read for the triathlon rookie."