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Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book: The Training, Diet, Health, Equipment, and Safety Tips You Need to Do Your Best Paperback – March 1, 2003
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However, the one obvious thing missing in this book for me was training schedules. Not one in the whole book! That is really what I was looking for as a beginner because I didn't quite know how to structure my workouts on a daily basis. I did find quite a few training schedules on the internet though, and I recently bought a book with training schedules in it, so it wasn't a big deal. I found this book to be very complete in all other aspects of the triathlon so far.
Some of the off beat advice (matching clothes) for example seemed a bit silly and directed to those jonesing. But in the end, this was a very useful book and got me through the Chicago Triathlon with out too much difficulty. Some of the lessons just have to be applied to be realized however (read here: Open water swimming!).
If this book would have had some serious training schedules in it, I would have given it 5 stars. It does contain a weak training bit right in the middle of the text, but it isn't all that helpful or informative.
I just finished the Ford NYC Triathlon and I would not have made it through without this book.
One bit of advice Fitzgerald gives that I did not follow was to do at least one open water swim prior - he was as right there as he was with the rest of the advice which I did follow.
Even if you are just thinking about getting into triathlon and just want more information - GET THIS BOOK!!!
The book contains many pictures and is easy to read and understand. Useful for both beginners and experienced triathletes. Often humorous. He includes personal experiences too.
Highly recommended. You wont be dissappointed.
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Lots of good information, but this is in no way "Complete".Published 6 months ago by Jennifer Karpinsky
One of the better books out there. Easy to navigate and has lots of information that is helpful to a newbie triathlete.Published 14 months ago by Andy Robinson
It may seem a basic book, but it has all the information from the novice to the pro. Very easy to read, a big task to fully undestand. A must.Published on October 29, 2013 by VG
I returned this book, as I had bought the Triathelte's Bible and it has the same information and is easier to follow.Published on July 29, 2013 by Jacqueline Huber
I am train thriathletes. I like the fact that the book breaks down each part of training a triathlete. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Angela Lunn
I give it 5 stars because I got what I was expecting in the the timeline I was expceting! I would recommend shopping for the books you are looking for right here. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Luke B
There's a lot of filler language, something along the lines of "Running, in the physiological sense of the word, is more intense than biking. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by R James