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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Velo Press (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030622
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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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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"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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This is a good addition to Friel's Training Bible.
Michael Almendarez
Your Best Triathlon tells you exactly how to prepare on a day-to-day basis and make the best use of your time.
David Katz
This is simply a must have for anyone wishing to train seriously!
Simon Peters

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Simon Peters on March 3, 2011
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This is simply a must have for anyone wishing to train seriously! Your provided with sample training sessions for various distances. It makes training at the correct intensity and volume simple!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brooke the 3rd on June 1, 2012
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This is the most useful and interesting book that I've read on training. I've actually read it cover-to-cover, which is weird.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DKroll on April 11, 2011
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This book is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their training strategies. Many of us dive into the sport of triathlon ready to "hit the ground running" and unfortunately, never take methodical steps to build the basic and essential components to succeed in endurance racing. "Your Best Triathlon" may have saved me from a few frustrating years of questioning my athletic progress and potential. I also appreciate Friel's scientifically sound reasoning behind many endurance principles and training regimens. Great for workout planning AND leisure reading!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Almendarez on February 8, 2011
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This is a good addition to Friel's Training Bible. It actually includes training plans, which is nice, and helps the reader focus on the individual's goals, not only for the year, or race...but also to focus on the goal of each training session.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Troy on April 1, 2012
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An excellent training partner for triathletes of varying types but is directed more toward at those who already have an understanding of training techniques and as such abbreviations of workout type(s). A great supplement to triathletes bible as it is somewhat assumed you are already applying these workouts or have access to the first book for these. Well written and could certainly set you up for a successful race or season.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frederick A. Soltow Jr. on December 20, 2010
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If you are serious about competition, then this book is for you.
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Katz on November 18, 2012
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Joe Friel does it again and again. He seems to write about triathlons in every book, and somehow manages to provide more and more useful insight. This book doesn't replace any of his others, it's an amazing addition. The Triathlete's Training Bible is a great overview for how to plan a season. Your Best Triathlon tells you exactly how to prepare on a day-to-day basis and make the best use of your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By p on August 11, 2011
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Ideal for all levels. Joe is a leading author and well respected throughout the community, especially with regard to the bike section, I have also got triathletes training bible, cyclists training bible, goin long. all written by Joe. The amount of knowledge I have gained is amazing and improvement has been phenomonal.
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