- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809245892
- ISBN-13: 978-0809245895
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Allen's Total Triathlete Paperback – April 1, 1988
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are serious about getting 100% out of your body and enjoying training and racing in any endurance sport, read this book.
A lot of good advice to any triathlete that still applies to present day.
Definitely recommended to any Triathlon fan out there.
While reading so many books, I would always stumble upon revering references to "Mark Allen's Total Triathlete".
Along with Bruce Fordyce, the 9 time champion of the Comrades UltraMarathon, Mark Allen is one of the most balanced and wise athletes in the world of sport. He remained in the top for so many years, while others would burn out. One of the first to stray away from the train longer-harder-faster idea, he noticed the body needed time to rest and heal in some parts of the years. Perhaps it was one of the secrets of his longevity at the top.
Not a methology book per say, this is a great book, showing a great deal of honest and open-hearted storys and advice on our great sport of triathlon. This is a true page-turner. I read mine in one sit at the stationay bike. I believe this is a must read for any serious triathlete or enthusiast of the sport. It certainly has influenced my view of the sport.
I wish they would make a new edition!
I have quite a few exercise books, and this one is a nice read in addition to addressing training. I think as athletes we need to go beyond just training and technical prescriptions to the sport and learn more about the hidden game - this classic does just that. So if you enjoy literature and would like to learn more about Mark Allen and triathlon mentality more than two decades ago - read this.
I think it's an essential read for triathletes - build some background knowledge. At the same time pick up a few more training oriented books for a well balanced tribrary. Scott's is also a classic (see link below).
Dave Scott's Triathlon Training
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a training book, go elsewhere. If you are looking into insight as to Mark Allen's thoughts and life during the Ironman in the 80's, then read this book.Published on February 11, 2010 by Lonnie
After providing a brief autobiography Mark Allen, who does not seem the slightest bit arrogant, recounts the few days of and before Ironman Hawaii '87. Read morePublished on October 14, 1999
After providing a brief autobiography Mark Allen, who does not seem the slightest bit arrogant, recounts the few days of and before Ironman Hawaii '87. Read morePublished on October 14, 1999 by Dan Moriarty