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Your Best Triathlon Paperback – December 1, 2010
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"If you truly want to see just how good you can be, get a copy of Friel's latest training manual, Your Best Triathlon." -- Active.com
"From one of the most trusted coaches in the sport, Your Best Triathlon is the culmination of decades of experience helping committed athletes achieve their best race ever. Following his plan, even mid-season as I have, I've found a happy medium of self-coaching and learning from one of the best." -- LAVA magazine
"Joe Friel's new book Your Best Triathlon: Advanced Training for Serious Triathletes takes his Training Bible series to a new level of sophistication and detail. Friel writes from a coach's perspective, tackling all race distances in a well-organized, easy-to-follow format." -- Everymantri
"Highly functional and a must read for any self-coached triathlete. A fantastic tool to place into your triathlon toolkit." -- TriMadness
"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
From the Back Cover
You've imagined the exhilaration of crossing the finish line in record time. Now make it a reality.
Start training for your best race with Joe Friel—the most experienced coach in triathlon.Your Best Triathlonis a master plan that will guide you through every week of your season. As you begin each phase of training, Joe lays out your path to success, outlining clear objectives and the guidelines to meet them.
Joe Friel's highly refined training plans for sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman®, and Ironman® race distances will help you deliver a breakout performance, even if you're a veteran triathlete with countless races under your belt. Joe gives you a tool kit of proven workouts that will isolate and develop specific abilities. Within each workout and plan, he offers easy modifications to better manage your limiters and improve your performance.
Hundreds of thousands of triathletes have relied on Joe Friel and his groundbreaking best seller,The Triathlete's Training Bible, to develop their own selfcoached training programs. Now Joe reveals his formula for advanced training and coaches you to your best triathlon ever.
With over 30 years of experience coaching elite and age-group athletes, Joe Friel is one of the world's most experienced and respected triathlon coaches. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. His triathlon booksThe Triathlete's Training Bible,Your First Triathlon, andGoing Long(coauthor) are best-selling training resources in endurance sports.
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Here are the books I bought:
The Triathlete's Training Bible
Be Iron Fit by Don Fink
Ironman Start to Finish, 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon
Training Plans for Multisport Athletes
Complete Triathlon Book by Matt Fitzgerald
Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide by Matt Fitzgerald
In addition, I bought some biking related books and other swimming related books.
If you are going to buy just one book, I recommend "Your Best Triathlon" above anything else - that is if you are going to use the heart zone, pace zone, and power zone related training. If you aren't interested in using any of those, you can just use Matth Fitzgerald's Essential Week-by-Week, but I found it not very much helping if you are serious about the training. My wife told me that she wanted to finish her first full triathlon race within 12 hours.
I believe that "Your Best Triathlon" is a much better book than the classic, "the Triathlete's Training Bible" by the same author. It pretty much explains everything you need to know along with a sample workout plan that you can use... providing you know your zone, etc. I used the book as the foundation for the training plan, then changed a bit here and there as needed.
Here are the results:
Olympic Triathlon in May (her first open water): 2:59:39 - a bad race...Read more ›
Here's what you get: complete training schedules for Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman and Ironman. Given - at best - around 25 weeks to your main race of the season, training is broken down into parts: Prep, Base 1-3, Build 1 and 2, Peak and Race.
The phases are addressed separately, so you get a Prep chapter, 3 Base chapters and ... you get the picture. The chapters address specific training skills for each sport at each level e.g. several specific speed drills for bike pedaling during Base 1. But they also address and evolve your internal process. It's thorough, specific and often original.
I worried I would need to read his earlier book but it wasn't necessary.
Be prepared to spend some time planning your season. If you are the type of athlete who needs a plan, Joe provides you with the tools to formulate the plan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have another iron distance training book but decided to check this out for a different point of view and more information. It's a very detailed and a well thought out book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Medicguy
Used this and did better than I expected at Ironman Lake Placid. It's all about the training.Published 2 months ago by Gary
This is the fries book that ties everything together. His other books are great at going into specific details about training and racing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John M. Lahr
Used this book as my sole training guide for my first IRONMAN. Helped me to a time of 11:10 and a podium spot in my AG.Published 8 months ago by Andrew
I would recommend this book to any beginning Triathlete. I read a bit of this book everyday and am always learning something new.Published 10 months ago by Robert F.
Joe Friel knows his stuff! Can't wait to become an Ironman using his tried and true formula. He's sharing some of the secrets that help him pull down thousands of dollars a month... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Erica D. Moore
Great book, I followed it dogmatically and it led me to my PR.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer