Fast-Track Triathlete

Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon

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Author: Matt Dixon

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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In Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon—without sacrificing work or life. Developed for busy professionals with demanding schedules, the Fast-Track Triathlete program makes your PR possible in Ironman®, Ironman 70.3®, Rev3, and Challenge triathlon in about 10 hours a week. Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week—on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, preparing for long-distance triathlon is more challenging than the race itself. Now Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon’s laser-focused, effective approach to workouts, recovery, strength and mobility, and nutrition means you can prepare for triathlon’s greatest challenges in just 7-10 hours per week for half-distance and 10-12 hours per week for full-distance. Fast-Track Triathlete includes • Dixon’s complete guide to creating a successful sport and life performance recipe • How to plan out your triathlon training • Scaling workouts for time and fatigue • Training and racing during travel • Executing your swim-bike-run and transitions plan on race day • 10-week off-season training program with key workouts • 14-week pre-season training program with key workouts • 14-week comprehensive race-prep full and half training plans with fully integrated strength and conditioning Dixon’s first book, The Well-Built Triathlete, revealed his four-tiered approach to success in all triathlon race distances. Fast-Track Triathlete turbocharges Dixon’s well-built program so even the busiest athletes can achieve their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them.

Fast-track Triathlete

Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-course Triathlon

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Author: Matt Dixon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937715748

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Fast-Track Triathlete offers busy triathletes a plan of attack for high performance in long-distance triathlon without sacrificing work, life, and relationships. While long-distance triathlon races like the Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Rev 3, and Challenge series carry incredible prestige for triathletes, training for these all-day race events can require 15 or more hours per week--on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, the Ironman, Ironman 70.3, and long-course triathlon dream has been impossible because of the time commitment. Now in Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach and workout-life balance expert Matt Dixon unveils a comprehensive 14-week race prep program that is scalable to fit the training needs of any long-distance triathlete. While coaching his many CEO and high-level executive athletes, Dixon has considered the challenge of long-distance triathlon from every angle. The approach and training plans offered in Fast-Track Triathlete mean that busy triathletes can realize their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them.

The Well-Built Triathlete

Turning Potential into Performance

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Author: Matt Dixon

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions. Dixon's method breaks new ground in triathlon training, introducing a new, comprehensive approach that builds the whole athlete for stronger performance. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year. The Well-Built Triathlete does not focus narrowly on workouts and training, but instead gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, workout and daily nutrition, and functional strength and mobility. Dixon considers the demands of career and family to prepare athletes to achieve their goals through a realistic, practical ecosystem of stress and recovery. The Well-Built Triathlete is Dixon's guide to every aspect of triathlon performance. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. His pragmatic approach to stretching, recovery, and effective strength training shows athletes where they can recover valuable time. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can achieve long streaks of high performance. Dixon's whole-athlete approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts. By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever.

Swim, Bike, Run

Our Triathlon Story

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Author: Alistair Brownlee,Jonathan Brownlee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670923133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6156

Swim, Bike, Run is the ultimate triathlon book, from Olympic heroes the Brownlee brothers The Olympic Triathlon, Hyde Park, London August 7th 2012 'We jogged to our positions on the pontoon: two brothers, side by side, the world and everyone we ever cared about looking on. Eighteen years of training, culminating in this single race. Noise from the crowd impossible to imagine. Hearts thumping. Swim-hats pulled tight, goggles lowered. Into a crouch, poised for the hooter. Three. Two. One...' This is the story of how two skinny lads from west Yorkshire became the best triathletes in the world. Meet the Brownlees: Olympic Champion Alistair, World Champion Jonny. Brothers, training partners, rivals. They have obliterated the competition and set new standards for swimming, biking and running. But the Brownlee brothers have never forgotten their roots. They still do their schoolboy hill runs and Dales rides; still train harder and longer than anyone; still push each other to new heights. In this revealing, often very funny book they take us inside their world and inside their races. It's both a riveting story of brotherly rivalry and a rare insight into what it takes to be the best. Swim, Bike, Run is also packed with training secrets. Whether you are thinking about your first triathlon or are a seasoned competitor, here are unique sections on how to swim, bike and run, and advice on nutrition, injury, and mental approach. With the Brownlees in your corner, you will do more than you ever thought possible. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in swimming, cycling and running and will be loved by readers of Mark Cavendish's Boy Racer and Running with the Kenyans. Alistair Brownlee, 24, is a British triathlete from Yorkshire. He is the reigning Olympic champion, a back-to-back European champion and a two-time World champion. Jonathan Brownlee, 22, is also a British triathlete from Yorkshire. He is the reigning World Champion, a two-time World Sprint champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. 'Sport has two new heroes: a couple of nice lads from Yorkshire ' The Times

Fit Soul, Fit Body

9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

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Author: Brant Secunda,Mark Allen

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1935251759

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 238

View: 8589

Let’s face it: fitness goes far beyond how long it takes to walk or run a mile. When you’re stressed out, emotionally drained, overworked, overweight and underappreciative of your physical body, you can’t get much of anything accomplished—at work, at home, on the race track, wherever and in whatever capacity. Put simply, when you’re spiritually unfit, life is a greater challenge. That mythical “balance” you’ve always dreamed of achieving is just that — a myth. But not anymore. Mark Allen was one of the top triathletes in the world but struggled to get past the barriers preventing him from winning the grueling Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. Then he began studying with Brant Secunda, healer and teacher in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. Brant is the only Westerner to have completed a 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the revered Huichol Indian shaman. Brant taught Mark the spiritual and healing exercises that allowed him to integrate his physical and psychological fitness. Mark went on to win a never-before-achieved six Ironman triathlons in a row and was called the “World’s Fittest Man” by Outside magazine. Now, Brant and Mark have integrated their wisdom into one book, providing practical tools you can adapt to your lifestyle and achieve results you never thought possible.

Your Best Triathlon

Advanced Training for Serious Triathletes

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Author: Joe Friel

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716546

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 8695

Your Best Triathlon is a master plan that will guide experienced triathletes through every week of their season. For each phase of training, Joe lays out the path to success, outlining clear objectives and the guidelines to meet them. Joe Friel’s highly refined training plans for sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman®, and Ironman® race distances will help serious triathletes deliver a breakout performance, even those with countless races under their belt. Joe offers a tool kit of proven workouts that will isolate and develop specific abilities. Within each workout and plan, he offers easy modifications to better manage personal limiters and improve performance. Hundreds of thousands of triathletes have relied on Joe Friel and his groundbreaking best seller, The Triathlete’s Training Bible, to develop their own self-coached training programs. Now Joe Friel, the most experienced coach in triathlon, reveals his formula for advanced training and coaches triathletes to their best race ever.

The Triathlon Training Book

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465453431

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 1779

The Triathlon Training Book is your one-stop reference for training and competing in a triathlon. Find all the essentials you need to start training and improve your performance: + Clear, customizable training plans for all triathlon distances. + Step-by-step exercises to build your strength. + Incredible illustrations that explain efficiency and speed. + Expert advice on race-day strategy, nutrition, and equipment. + Trustworthy advice on treating common triathlon injuries and maintaining a healthy body. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned Ironman veteran, you'll find what you need in The Triathlon Training Book. There's even a special performance chapter with detailed anatomical artwork that explains the physiology and body mechanics for swimming, cycling, and running, so you can see what's happening inside your body as you train.

IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success

Time-Efficient Training for Triathlon's Most Popular Distance

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Author: Don Fink,Melanie Fink

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493004190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Why is the Half Iron-Distance the most popular triathlon distance? Because it is the perfect length for busy athletes with demanding career and family responsibilities. Full Iron-Distance races require such painstaking planning and sacrifice that it’s difficult to keep life in balance. The Half Iron-Distance is accessible, while remaining challenging. Also known as the “70.3” for the sum of its 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run, the half-iron triathlon is not simply a race for which an athlete can use a full-iron training regimen chopped in half. Doing so would in no way approach maximizing an athlete’s performance. The races are performed at completely different intensity levels, with completely different approaches. As a result, the training is completely different. IronFit Secrets to Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success does for the half-iron what Be IronFit has done for the full-iron. It provides three sixteen-week training programs—Competitive, Intermediate, and “Just Finish”—and details everything an athlete needs to know to successfully prepare for and maximize performance at this racing distance. In as little as four months, any athlete can be physically and mentally ready for the world’s most popular triathlon challenge.

The Triathlete's Training Bible

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Author: Joe Friel

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716074

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 8186

The Triathlete's Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes. Based on Joe Friel's proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete's Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete's Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. With this new edition, you will develop your own personalized training plan and learn how to: improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running balance intensity and volume gain maximum fitness through smart recovery make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining adapt your training plan based on your progress build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training improve body composition with smarter nutrition The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.

To the Finish Line

A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race

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Author: Chrissie Wellington

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455570974

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8232

Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete. With close to 2 million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In TO THE FINISH LINE, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to achieve their best triathlons-no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide readers on their own journey, whether that be a sprint or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge.

Triathlon Science

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Author: Joe Friel,Jim Vance

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450423809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 649

View: 4588

Provides expertise for triathlon athletes seeking to raise their game by fine-tuning their physique, developing a race strategy, and setting personal goals.

A Life Without Limits

A World Champion's Journey

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Author: Chrissie Wellington

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455523135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5148

In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced--from anorexia to near--drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

80/20 Triathlon

Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels

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Author: Matt Fitzgerald,David Warden

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738234699

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 703

A breakthrough program for triathletes--beginner, intermediate, and advanced--showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance--from a fitness expert and elite coach Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut," spending almost half of their time training too hard--harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance--Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman--to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.

You Are an Ironman

How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon

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Author: Jacques Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8984

A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..

Going Long

Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge

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Author: Joe Friel,Gordon Byrn

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 1927

Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count. 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency Updates to mental training Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.

Racing Weight

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

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Author: Fitzgerald Matt

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716260

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 7033

Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training. This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach. The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes: Improve diet quality Manage appetite Balance energy sources Easily monitor weight and performance Time nutrition throughout the day Train to get—and stay—lean Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite. Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

Triathlon 2.0

Data-Driven Performance Training

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Author: Vance, Jim

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145046002X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 4441

Achieve your best finish ever when you train by the numbers with former elite triathlete Jim Vance. Triathlon 2.0 shows you how to interpret data from power meters, GPS systems, heart rate monitors, and swim workouts to achieve new goals and optimize performance.

100 Bedtime Stories for Triathletes

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Author: Allan Pitman

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 150430652X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 330

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I f youre a tired athlete looking for inspiration, look no further than this collection of short stories written by Alan Pitman. No matter what sport youre passionate about, youll find insights that will help you hone your focus and boost performance. Youll also be entertained by his many adventures. Although hes coached more than three hundred Ironman finishers over twenty five years, Pitman shares that at times, even hes found it hard to train. Thats why he recommends having a training partner, as its easier to let yourself down than one of your friends waiting out in the cold on a dark morning. As you read Pitmans stories, youll be challenged to never settle for anything other than excellence, to set lofty goals, and keep going when you want to give up. Youll also learn how to prevent injuries, take calculated risks, build self-esteem, embrace change, and learn from failure. Get motivated and get moving with 100 Bedtime Stories for Triathletes. I am both pleased and honoured to be able to endorse Allans book. Allan is an amazing athlete. Triathlete, Ironman multiple finisher of forty three races, an Ironman in Australia Legend and finisher of 17 Ironman World Championship races including four podium appearance. As a renowned and hugely respected Ironman Triathlon coach of many years standing his words of wisdom on every page are both profound and inspirational and a must read for all athletes especially Ironman Triathlon aspirants as well as past and continuing competitors. Ken Baggs, OAM

IronFit Strength Training and Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Time Efficient Training Secrets for Breakthrough Fitness

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Author: Don Fink,Melanie Fink

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762791748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9065

Fully illustrated with depictions of proper exercise technique, this book contains exciting strength training programs based on sport (e.g., triathlon, running, cycling, swimming) and levels from beginner to advanced. For the marathon runner, triathlete, duathlete, distance swimmer, or cyclist, these programs will complement any other training regimen an athlete follows. Written without confusing jargon, IronFit® Stregth Training… provides concise and easy-to-follow information. Don and Melanie Fink of IronFit® have coached hundreds of athletes over several decades at all levels, from weekend warriors to world champions. Their innovative approaches to strength training and nutrition not only complement an athlete’s sport-specific training, but they do so in the most time-efficient and enjoyable way possible. Multi-sport and multi-leveled, this book provides 27 specific program schedules – 9 sports and 3 levels each to give readers: 1) A progressive strength and core training program for their specific sport and level. 2) A mind and body preparation program to maximize benefits. 3) A traveling strength and core program for travel with little or no equipment. 4) A fueling and hydration routine to maximize performance before, during, and after competition. 5) A healthy eating and lifestyle plan.