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Time-Saving Training for Multisport Athletes Paperback – February, 1997
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About the Author
Rick Niles is a highly experienced triathlon coach and an age-group triathlete. He has worked with athletes of all abilities since 1989. Niles holds regular triathlon training clinics in Santa Rosa, California, for age-group triathletes, and he coaches masters swimmers.
Overtrained, discouraged, and lacking a social life because of 20- and 30-hour training weeks during 1982 and 1983, Niles began to look for a better way. While earning an MA in physical education (with an exercise physiology concentration) from Sonoma State University (SSU), he developed his training system. He also taught assessment and conditioning classes for the general student population at SSU and for track and cross-country athletes.
Niles consults and designs training schedules for athletes all over the world. In addition to writing a software program called Performance Progress Plus, which assesses fitness levels and creates race projections for swimming, cycling, and running, Niles has written articles on training for Runners World, Bicycling, and numerous regional publications. He is a regular contributor to Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, and Triathlon Sports in Australia.
Niles lives in Santa Rosa, California. In his free time he enjoys sailing, skiing, and spending time with his wife, Diane, and son, Kevin.
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The principles can be utilized and easily expanded to cover 1/2 and Full Ironman programs -- weekdays stay the same, just extend the long weekend workouts and you're all set!
As a mom, I don't have all day to train. But, last year was my first year in triathlon (and swimming/biking), and through this program I placed in my age group twice by the end of the summer, including a challenging 1/2 ironman course - on less than 10 hours/week of training.
If you are new to triathlon, or in desperate need of a break from ridiculous volumnes of training, get this book!
shape to triathlete, this probably isn't it. If, however, you're already
in decent shape and want information on helping fit a triathlon training program into your hectic life, then you won't go wrong with this book. It can even work for marathon runnners (like me) who need to cross- train
in order to keep from getting injured.