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The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed. Paperback – November 15, 2016

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Praise for Coach Joe Friel and The Triathlete’s Training Bible

“Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S.” ― Bicycling magazine

“What Time Noakes’s Lore of Running was for running, Friel’s Triathlete’s Training Bible is for triathlon.” ― Runner’s World

“One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon.” ― LAVA magazine

“Joe Friel is one of the world’s foremost experts on endurance sports.” ― Outside magazine

“To say that Joe Friel knows a thing or two about how to ride a bicycle and stay fast would be a severe understatement.” ― Road Bike Action

“Joe Friel’s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." ―Siri Lindley, elite triathlon coach and world champion triathlete

“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

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book.” ― Scott “The Terminator” Molina

“Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete.” ― Justin Daerr, professional triathlete

“As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I’ve used The Triathlete’s Training Bible as one of my key references. Joe Friel’s training books have made the once “crazy” sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential.” ― Barb Lindquist

"The Triathlete's Training Bible combines scientific research with the experience of a top endurance coach to provide the best training resource book available." ―Gale Bernhardt, 2004 Team USA Olympic Triathlon Head Coach

The Triathlete’s Training Bible can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice.” ― Library Journal

“A valuable resource and training tool for triathletes.” ―TriSports.com

“As an athlete with the unique ability to race multiple Ironman races every season, I have always been trouble for any triathlon coach. To coach myself successfully, I needed a reliable and strong tool. I searched all sources carefully until I found the one―The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel. Whatever my problem, there is always a solution in this book. This book makes my understanding of training, racing, and recovering more complete with every page.” ― Petr Vabrousek, professional triathlete

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is an invaluable tool for every triathlete looking to improve.” ― Clas Bjorling, professional triathlete

"The Triathlete's Training Bible is a 'must read' for both athletes and coaches…It captures the essence of multisport training by outlining both the science and the art of the sport in a detailed, yet practical format. It is one of the most valuable resources I have on my bookshelf." ―Libby Burrell, USA Triathlon National Program Director

“Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.” ―Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team

“Joe Friel is among the deans of triathlon coaching and the newest edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible will be of great benefit to all triathletes interested in performance improvement.“ ― George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training

“Joe Friel is constantly enhancing his education in the sport. In his books, Joe uses the information of the athletes he personally trains, the coaches who confide in him, and the large amounts of research he digests from triathlon and other endurance sports.” ― Wes Hobson, former USA Triathlon National Team member and U.S. sprint triathlon champion

“In his usual upbeat, reader-friendly style, Joe brings to bear a further understanding of the art and science of triathlon.” ― Steven Jonas, MD, author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training

"Any author who includes the word bible in the title risks comparison to a very high standard. The original was divinely inspired, after all. Those with some tri experience who lack the time or the budget to hire a coach should find this book just what is needed to improve performance. Do I hear a chorus of hallelujah?" IMPACT Magazine

“Friel has combined scientific and technical information with his considerable experience as an athlete and coach of novices, elite amateurs and professionals, to create this very useful reference for triathletes of all types. It would be very surprising if you did not find something useful in The Triathlete’s Training Bible.” ― Triathlon Magazine Canada

“With nearly three decades of coaching experience, Friel explains the science of training in a language you can understand in the newly released third edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, effectively giving you the tools to become your own coach.” ― AmateurEndurance.com

“Very well written and very easy to understand…The takeaways are invaluable…Joe Friel is one of the gurus of triathlon.” ― A Triathlete’s Diary

From the Back Cover

TRAIN TO WIN WITH JOE FRIEL

For nearly 20 years, triathletes have turned to Joe Friel’s Training Bible to learn how to train for victory. Now, in this all-new edition, Joe distills the latest discoveries in exercise science, data analysis, daily planning, and skills development to help you create a personal training plan for success. The all-new Triathlete’s Training Bible includes:

More Personalization: Greater latitude for planning lets you build your unique needs and preferences into your seasonal training plan.

Power- and Pace-Based Training: Choose from training programs anchored by power or pace to simplify your yearly planning.

Proven Training Science: Tested training concepts are guaranteed to improve your race performance.

Improved Data Analysis: Get the most from your techware with new ways to analyze your data, focus on the right numbers, and understand your results.

Swim Skills Development: Rework your stroke and see immediate results with four basic movements for faster swimming.

New Strength Program: Use these efficient functional strength exercises―expressly designed for time-constrained triathletes―to build lasting swim, bike, and run power.

Custom Recovery Plan: Design your own recovery schedule to lock in fitness gains after challenging training sessions.

Workouts: Expanded swim, bike, run, and combined workouts deliver more options to match your needs.

Joe Friel is an internationally recognized expert on endurance training with more than 30 years of personal coaching experience. He is the author of the best-selling books Fast After 50, Your First Triathlon, and The Cyclist’s Training Bible. He is a founding member of the USA Triathlon Coaches Association, holds a master’s degree in exercise science, and is the cofounder of TrainingPeaks.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VeloPress; 4th edition (November 15, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1937715442
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1937715441
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.4 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches
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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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