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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.See all Editorial Reviews
Very helpful as you soldier through training for your first TRI. I did not use the training plans section -- as I had my own plan in place through a coach -- but the rest of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pat
Great advice flor the beginners. From nutrition to workouts to setting up your transition area on the race day!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Guillermo Vázquez
I bought a couple books in preparation for my first triathlon. This book was without a doubt the best. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nvcallis
Great base knowledge for your first triathlon. The included training plans are much more detailed then what you find searching the Internet.Published 2 months ago by Waram55
I found an easy read, I just started my preparation for my first triathlon, and this book helped me to have a holistic view of the challenge I am accepting now.Published 5 months ago by Rodrigo
A good book, with good information. It arrived on time and as described.Published 6 months ago by Sean Lunde
If you are going to complete your first triathlon, get this book. It helped me immensely. The strenghts of this book are its training regimen, its detailed help on transitions and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Don Sanders