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"Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one!" — TriNewbies.com
"Joe takes the fear out of doing a first triathlon." — Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team
"If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!" — Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion
"Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the utmost authority on triathlon training." — Ryan Bolton, 2000 USA Olympic Team
Get ready for your first triathlon with the sport's #1 coach!
Triathlon is the hottest new fitness challenge. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are swimming, cycling, and running their way to a healthier lifestyle. Finishing your first triathlon is an unforgettable experience, a milestone that can set you on a path to lifelong fitness.
America's top triathlon coach, Joe Friel, has a practical training plan that will get you to the starting line in race-ready shape—all in just 5 hours per week. With his friendly advice and a sensible training plan, you'll quickly gain the fitness and the confidence to enjoy your first triathlon.
Your First Triathlonoffers training plans for beginners as well as plans for more experienced runners, cyclists, and swimmers. Four easy-to-use programs for sprint- or Olympic-distance events provide realistic workouts that will shape you into a triathlete.
Training plans:Easy to follow in under 5 hours a week
Workouts:Clearly explained for swim, bike, and run
Technique:Effective drills to polish your form
Tips & tricks:For race-day check-in, a stress-free swim, and laying out your gear
Tri gear:What you need and don't need
Nutrition & weight loss:Practical advice for dropping extra pounds
Your First Triathlongives you the preparation and confidence you need to cross the finish line feeling great—and excited for your next race.
Well laid out. Wish I had had this before my first Triathlon. I am using now and am sure my next Triathlon will be much improved. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Big Dave
The book is an excellent, clear overview of training for a sprint or Olympic distance triathlon for newbies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William P Killam
I bought this book in order to train for my first triathlon and I am so glad I did! I also read "Triathlon for Beginners" by Dan Golding, which had a lot of great... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicole Burr
Followed this book to train for my first triathlon. Doing it again for my second. Great for beginners to the sport.Published 1 month ago by J. Hunt
I am very please with this purchase. The book is written by one of the foremost triathlon coaches and really caters to first time triathletes with concise easy to understand... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ed Spinelli
Very helpful and easy to read. Not overly scientific or technical. Great for calming my nerves before my first triathlon.Published 3 months ago by Dame Gregory Fan
This was okay. I thought I would learn more. I got a few tips on cycling I have never heard, then again I have never read a book about cycling. There is info on transitions. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen
I am preparing for my first olympic distance triathlon. This book explains my questions well and clear. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wendy W Lai