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SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results.
Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition.
You`ll learn to:
• set up and manage your personalized training schedule;
• use the S-E-R-I-O-U-S system of training—Speed, Endurance, Race-pace, Intervals, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Strength;
• add variety to your workouts;
• develop a winning nutritional program;
• prepare mentally for races; and
• stay motivated to train and win.
The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons.
SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.
Chapter 1. Determining Your Training and Competition Needs Chapter 2. Foundations of Systematic Training Chapter 3. Scheduling Your Training Chapter 4. Doing SERIOUS Workouts Chapter 5. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching Chapter 6. Fueling the Body for Training and Performance Chapter 7. Recovering Effectively From Training Chapter 8. Tracking Your Training Chapter 9. Managing Your Training Program Chapter 10. Optimizing Your Training for Racing Chapter 11. Staying Motivated to Train
Rob Sleamaker has trained and coached endurance athletes for almost 20 years. He earned his MS in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona in 1982. From 1983 to 1986, Rob was director of sports medicine for the U.S. Biathlon Team. He has also worked with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
Since 1986 Rob has operated SportsAdvantage, which provides personalized sport and fitness training systems to individuals, as well as computer software for the sports and fitness industry. He owns VASA, Inc., a company he started in 1988 that makes the VASA trainer and a swim ergometer used by internationally by leading swimmers, triathletes, surfers, and other athletes. Rob also writes frequently for major sports and fitness magazines on training for endurance sports.
Ray Browning is a seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner and the 1993 World Champion in the Mountain Man Winter Triathlon. Ray also holds an MS in kinesiology from UCLA. One of the foremost experts on cross training, he regularly speaks to groups about the benefits and process of cross training for fitness and sport conditioning.
Since 1988 Ray has used the SERIOUS training system to prepare for professional competitions. In 1993 he became a national-level cross-country skier. Browning is also a contributing editor for Inside Triathlon magazine.
"The ultimate resource for the endurance athlete. This book will take you up to the next level." Connie Carpenter 1984 Olympic Gold-Medal Cyclist President, Carpenter/Phinney Bike Camps
"Rob and Ray have laid out the nuts and bolts of endurance training, taking into consideration perhaps the single most important factor—lifestyle. SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the fundamentals necessary to start developing a training regime that works for you!" Mark Allen, Six-time Hawaii Ironman Champion