“An in-depth guide to succeeding at Iron-distance triathlon. Ideal for anyone looking to life his or her game to the next level.” — Triathlete magazine
"Going Long is a valuable read for any triathlete, not just those aiming for an Ironman®. This is a great resource for a large audience." — Triathlon Magazine Canada
“Going Long targets triathletes of varying ability and Ironman® aspirations. If you have one shot at the Ironman and training time is at a premium, then 22 pages on strength training may not be for you. However, the 21 pages on nutrition could determine your Ironman destiny.” — IMPACT magazine
“Gordo and Joe have a unique way of helping the long-distance athlete to recognize what’s important in fitting these events into one’s life…In our age of information overload they give the self-coached athletes all the tools they need to succeed.” — Scott Molina, coach and former professional triathlete
“25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe’s professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential.” —Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion
“Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.” — Ryan Bolton, member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team
“In Going Long, Gordo Byrn and Joe Friel have combined their talents to provide a meaningful training resource for Ironman-distance racing.” — George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training
"25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe's professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential." --Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion
"Going Long is the most straightforward road to your Ironman finish! It combines the coaching wisdom of Joe Friel with the racing experience of Gordo Byrn--a powerful combination!" -- Petr Vabrousek, professional triathlete
"Going Long is an invaluable tool for every triathlete looking to improve." -- Clas Bjorling, professional triathlete
"Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training." --Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team
"In Going Long, Gordo Byrn and Joe Friel have combined their talents to provide a meaningful training resource for Ironman-distance racing." -- George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training
"Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." --Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion
"Joe's practical experience and wealth of scientific knowledge about triathlon are the perfect combination." -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team
"Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete." -- Justin Daerr, professional triathlete
"Joe Friel is constantly enhancing his education in the sport. In his books, Joe uses the information of the athletes he personally trains, the coaches who confide in him, and the large amounts of research he digests from triathlon and other endurance sports." -- Wes Hobson, former USA Triathlon National Team member and U.S. sprint triathlon champion
"In his usual upbeat, reader-friendly style, Joe brings to bear a further understanding of the art and science of triathlon." -- Steven Jonas, MD, author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training
Best book if your on your first Ironman.
It made the difference for me.
First of all this book is the best ironman training book out there.
This book is very informative and helpful
As a first time ironman I have found this book very useful in developing my training plan... outlines training principles nicleyPublished 5 months ago by Kyle Flack
Gordo Byrn really knows his stuff (this book has me finding his lectures on YouTube, which are well worth the viewing). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Deborah Conner
Nothing complicated. Very easy to read and understand. Covers almost every detail.
If your getting into longer distances then this is a great book to start with.
This book is the foundation for planning long course annual training plans. It approaches the topic from a timeless perspective.Published 9 months ago by On The Road
I am new to training for triathalon events. This book has provided me with great training information, and I have noticed a difference in a very short time since following the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Keith A. Blais
Great read to learn the art of triathlon training. A must add to the library of knowledge for the serious triathlete.Published 11 months ago by H2O
It is a very nice book to have, and very usefull if you are planning seriously to undertake the training routine for a longer event. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Martim Mauler Neto