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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Velo Press; Spi edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030074
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030073
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Whatever your goals as a triathlete, you need a place to record your workouts and the way your body responds to training from day to day. The Triathlete’s Training Diary will help you make every workout count.
 
Joe Friel, triathlon’s most accomplished coach, guides you through the essential details of logging your progress toward your goals. If you are designing your own annual plan, Joe provides instructions for mapping out each training block and season.
 
Use this diary to:
  • Monitor daily vital signs -- sleep, fatigue, stress, and soreness -- to protect against overtraining
  • Plan a full calendar year of training and racing on a fold-out spread
  • Record every detail of each swim, bike, run, crosstraining, and strength workout, with space for multiple workouts and weekly and monthly summaries
  • Highlight your accomplishments by tracking race results
 
The Triathlete’s Training Diary is the ultimate training companion. It will help you identify patterns in your performance and give you valuable insight on when to push harder and when to back off, making you a smarter faster triathlete.

About the Author

Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. Joe is a featured columnist for VeloNews and Inside Triathlon magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and Training Bible Coaching.

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Just starting to read through this, but have enjoyed it so far.
Jaime Becker
I looked at several tri diaries and found this one had the best space and format for keeping track.
MtnMe
Very helpful in keeping track of your progress and planning training.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D-DUB on December 11, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
I'm a runner and cyclist, but I primarily ride. I had the Cyclist Diary in one hand and this one in the other.

They are both by the same author, and they are pretty much the same, except the Triathlete's Diary offers you 2 exercise log sections vs. only one in the cycling.

Even if you are a cyclist only, I recommend this one for that reason (2 rides a day or weight training). Other than that, its the same..at the same price.

Different areas of the book include:

Diary (80% of the book)
Section to write down bike measurements (Road and MNT)
Grid paper for Test Results
Blank Tables for data entry (ie Best Routes info)
Extra PULL OUT Chart section with Weekly Training Hour and a 12 month calender (blank to enter data in)

Hope that helps
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By slccmh on July 9, 2008
Format: Spiral-bound
I used the prior edition/version of the 'Triathlete's Training Diary' for 2 years and, after beginning this version I found that I don't care for it nearly as much. I like the areas of consistency (boxes for sleep, fatigue, stress, soreness, resting HR and weight) and the fact that there is space for 2 daily workouts, but that is about all. I do not like the fact that distance and time are hidden down below 'planned workout' (these were near the top of the entry in the older version). The last version had both time (duration) and time (of day), this one has just a place for time (which is it? I'm guessing duration) and I think time of day is important, especially when you may have 12 hrs rather than 24 hrs between workouts. I don't need two lines for 'planned workout,' I indicate this (often in pencil) in my week's goals or as a small note to the side - what I am entering instead in the log is my actual workout. (I guess I could just cross out the word 'planned'). What do you do if you don't do as 'planned? (Cross it out? Write comments in the 'notes' section?)
I miss having the weather space (I refer back to prior years' weather, especially in the spring; and a windy day can really impact your bike avg speed). I realize that I can fill a lot of this in the 'notes' section but I'm not looking to read a narrative when I glance back to review my old logs. I don't really care about the 'nutrition' section which I used to put in with my notes when I felt it was relevant (which isn't every day as far as I am concerned).
Bottom line, I like having what I see as the critical info near the top of the entry (how long and how far) and, for me, next in importance is how fast (pace; MPH; splits; etc.). I have been searching the web for copies of the old edition and if I can find them I will buy them up. I do not plan to continue using this version.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Booksellerin Booksellerin on January 17, 2008
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This training journal is a great way to keep up with the different workouts for any multisport athlete or anyone who prefers to cross train on a regular basis. There is enough room for each workout (up to 2 per day) and an improvement upon the last edition is the increased space alloted for general notes and a new nutrition section. This training journal is an invaluable tool for my training.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Lohr on February 1, 2013
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This is my first year training for Triathlons so I've been buying books to figure out how to do it right. This training journal (I'm a man and a diary is for girls) has everything I need to mark my workouts. I love that there's 2 entries for workouts per day because, like many people, I swim in the mornings and bike/run in the afternoons. If you're looking for a way to write down and keep track of your workouts then there's no better way than this. I know this sounds cheesy but I'm excited to get 1 each year and after 5+ years look back at my first one and reminisce on the races.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MtnMe on February 14, 2008
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I looked at several tri diaries and found this one had the best space and format for keeping track. I use it daily and love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EASYRIDERX2 on August 30, 2011
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If you are serious about your training, you need a diary. This one, by Joe Friel, has everything you'll need and more. Can be used by the beginner to professional. Use the parts you like/need. Very helpful in keeping track of your progress and planning training. Well organized and laid out so that keeping up on entries was easy and fun. As diaries go, you can't go wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James S. Kelley on July 9, 2010
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Not a bad format as noted by others but the covers and first few pages keep falling off. There is a gap in the metal binder which allows pages to fall through. This is the 2007 edition. I would not buy another unless this is fixed.
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Plenty of room to write each day without dictating too much what you need to write. The only thing I don't use is the heart rate zone section, because my heart rate monitor doesn't easily give me that info. It also has a place for average heart rate but not average pace/speed, which I usually record as well. However, there is plenty of room in the comments section for that. Because there is a line for resting heart rate and weight each day, it has prompted me to record these more often (95% of the time) which has really allowed me to keep in better touch with my body's response to training. I even detected the onset of a cold before I got symptoms by a 12 bpm increase in my resting heart rate one morning. It allowed me to see that I needed to put in an easier day early enough to make a difference. While this book won't make you keep track of anything, for me it is a motivator to "fill in the blank" and do a better job of watching these things.

Another section I don't use as much but could be useful is the "Planned Hours" (for the week) and "Planned workout" for each day. That is mainly because I don't have a goal race on the horizon so am not following a specific plan. But these would be great if you had a plan and then had to alter that plan during the week, you could see better where and why you needed to alter your plan.

If you like physically writing your training down (versus relying on an online or spreadsheet type system), you run/bike/swim/other most days of the week, and you like to write extra notes as well...this is a good book for you.
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"Joe Friel has a masters degree in exercise science and has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients include elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes and duathletes. His clients have included national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.

He is the author of several training books and is a contributor to several magazines and websites around the world and offers clinics, seminars, and camps for athletes and coaches. He also consults with national sport federations and with businesses in the fitness industry. He is the cofounder of TrainingPeaks.com and TrainingBible Coaching.

As an age-group competitor, Joe has been a Colorado State Masters Triathlon champion, a Rocky Mountain region and Southwest region duathlon age-group champion, and a perennial USA Triathlon All-American duathlete. He also competes in bicycle races.

For information on coaching, speaking, or consulting services, contact him by email at jfriel@trainingbible.com or through his blog at www.joefrielsblog.com.

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