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Triathlon: Achieving Your Personal Best Hardcover – August, 1993

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Dedicated triathletes, provided they are also dedicated readers, will find much of value in this extremely detailed guide to what is perhaps the world's most demanding sport. The author begins with a glossary of scientific and physiological terms used in the book: consider it a harbinger of what is to come. The next six chapters offer an exhaustive look at swimming, cycling, and running, the three elements of the triathlon. Only the committed will survive the author's lectures on such arcane topics as the hand's angle of entry in swimming or the appropriate crank length in cycling. More general information follows on training techniques and psychology. Despite the density of information, the book is clearly written and features useful outlines at the beginning of each chapter detailing what is to follow. Recommended for sports collections serving triathletes. Scott Wilkens
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File; First Edition edition (August 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816029482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816029488
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,125,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very comprehensive manual for triathlon with contributions from well qualified and respected authors in their specialised fields. Full of practical information and examples. Generally following very sound principles, but some of this information is out of date. The training intensity guidelines and methods for determining them are out of date. The author now currently advocates a different method to determine this. Good for the overall structure of training and periodisation, but be careful, the heart-rate guidelines may be too high.
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Extremely knowledgeable.....
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