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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446679283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446679282
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #882,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For those ambitious enough to voluntarily agree to swim, bike and run their way through a triathlon, Triathlete contributor Fitzgerald proposes this impressive, wide-ranging guide. Triathlon training is fairly standardized, says the author, with established principles and proven methods. Among the rules are "train for endurance" (even the shortest triathlons take at least an hour for the fastest athletes to compete), "train specifically" (compartmentalize to become efficient) and "rest and recover sufficiently" (after a body system's been overloaded, it needs to return to a state of balance). Fitzgerald follows these conventions with chapters on equipment, including hydrodynamic swimsuits and road bikes with clip-on aerobars; swim training, with in-depth explanations of freestyle techniques; maintaining a healthy lifestyle, describing various stretches and how to deal with injuries; and more. He even discusses mental training, reminding readers to keep a playful attitude. They'll need it, especially in the grueling final stretches.
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About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is a widely published sports and fitness journalist.

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Matt Fitzgerald is an award-winning endurance sports journalist and bestselling author of more than 20 books on running, triathlon, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss, including Brain Training for Runners and Racing Weight. His byline appears regularly in national publications including Men's Journal, Outside, and Women's Running. An experienced running and triathlon coach and certified sports nutritionist, Matt serves as a Training Intelligence Specialist for PEAR Sports and as a featured coach on active.com.

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I would recommend this book to other coaches and triathletes.
Angela Lunn
This book is written in a great "how to" style that was very informative and easy to read.
R. MacMillan
This book covers all the basics of equipment,training, and diet that you need.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Trina P Steljes on May 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am a beginner triathlete and I really thought this book covered the basics and then some. I am a marathoner so I didn't really go over the running section but the bike and swim sections were great for learning basics and getting some drill and cycling advice.
However, the one obvious thing missing in this book for me was training schedules. Not one in the whole book! That is really what I was looking for as a beginner because I didn't quite know how to structure my workouts on a daily basis. I did find quite a few training schedules on the internet though, and I recently bought a book with training schedules in it, so it wasn't a big deal. I found this book to be very complete in all other aspects of the triathlon so far.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Paul H. on September 14, 2004
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I've run numerous races (including marathons) but I was new to the world of cycling and swimming. This book had just what I needed to get started and get going. I found the swim section especially useful and learned a great deal about what my stroke should look and feel like. The simple leasons took 3 minutes off my 750m pace (in the pool).
Some of the off beat advice (matching clothes) for example seemed a bit silly and directed to those jonesing. But in the end, this was a very useful book and got me through the Chicago Triathlon with out too much difficulty. Some of the lessons just have to be applied to be realized however (read here: Open water swimming!).
If this book would have had some serious training schedules in it, I would have given it 5 stars. It does contain a weak training bit right in the middle of the text, but it isn't all that helpful or informative.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2004
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This is one of the few books that really gives you some guidelines in how to put a training routine together. It explains in detail what to do according to the distance that you will be doing. It divides it according to your current fitness level, and according to the triathlon's distance. I reviewed several books in order to "get help" on as how to put a routine together, this was the best one by far. So, I really think this is a very useful book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Todd D. Risk on September 29, 2005
This book is fabulous! I used it to successfully train for my first triathlon, the Half Ironman at the Grand Coulee Dam, WA. Those who say there's not a training schedule in this book must have read it upside down. Most of the entire book is coaching you to adapt many time proven tactics to your own style and ability. The chapters are loaded with examples of different training techniques and drills. I used the many suggestions and created an individualized complete training plan. In addition to this book I also ordered Eric Harr's Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week. While Harr's book was wonderful, I found this book from Triathlete Magazine to be far superior in detail and explanation on what and how to train for race day.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By David G. Buffa on January 23, 2007
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I read this book in a couple hours after I received it in the mail. I've competed at the most basic amatuer level in triathlons, and I've led a life that is relatively healthy (I run often, know how to swim, and I take a long bike if the weather permits). Knowing how to eat right, and how to stretch, this book provide absolutely no help to me. If, though, you've never done anything althetic before, and you don't know that "whole foods are better for you than processed foods," and you need to be told not to eat mayonaise three times a day, then maybe you should consider reading this before competing in a triathlon. I was very disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James C. Caffrey on July 13, 2005
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I had been a football player and power lifter so to call me new to endurance sports was an understatement. I needed help and thankfully this book gave it. Fitzgerald has advice on nutrition, training, equipment, how to transition, triathlon jargon and more.

I just finished the Ford NYC Triathlon and I would not have made it through without this book.

One bit of advice Fitzgerald gives that I did not follow was to do at least one open water swim prior - he was as right there as he was with the rest of the advice which I did follow.

Even if you are just thinking about getting into triathlon and just want more information - GET THIS BOOK!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Addoms on April 13, 2006
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Great book. The author is an experienced writer and triathlete. He covers everything you need to know about triathlons and then some. Subjects include training methods, equipment, nutrition, swim training, bike training, run training, staying healthy, preparing for the race, what to expect on race day.

The book contains many pictures and is easy to read and understand. Useful for both beginners and experienced triathletes. Often humorous. He includes personal experiences too.

Highly recommended. You wont be dissappointed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By V. DSouza on July 28, 2005
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This book has a lot of useful information, but I don't agree with some of the author's statements "Triathlon is very much an image sport," and the description of the importance of having matching stylish clothing. Also, the section on running seems to think that the answer to every running problem is simply to run faster. Other than that, a lot of the other information is useful.
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