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by Joe Friel

Free eBook The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition) download ISBN: 1931382425
Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Velo Press; 2nd edition (February 9, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Size MP3: 1447 mb
Size FLAC: 1236 mb
Rating: 4.9
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This new edition of The Triathlete's Training Bible covers all of the specialized training needs of triathletes, including completely updated nutrition, recovery, and weight training information. The book also contains seasoned advice on the mental aspects of training. Author Joe Friel shows how to achieve greater fitness by examining personal strengths and weaknesses, and devotes individual chapters to planning, racing, rest, and recovery. Appendices include annual training plan worksheets and suggested swim, bike, run, and combined workouts.
User reviews
I have been a runner for the last 10 years, but after injuring my upper hamstring, I decided to look at other sports to help keep me in shape. After swimming for a couple of summers and buying new road bikes for my wife and me, I decided to start training for triathlons. I heard and read many positive reviews about The Triathlete's Training Bible. After starting to read and apply the principles in the book, I understand why so many people like it. This book is comprehensive in content yet quite easy to read and follow. The biggest lesson I learned from it is that I shouldn't make every exercise session a maximum intensity workout. Instead, I should work on building the basic foundations of athleticism: endurance, speed, and force. I learned to set smaller, more achievable goals. The end result is that I assigned a purpose to each workout, felt more satisfied with it, and I lowered my risk of injury. I saw immediate improvement in my performance. In my first indoor triathlon, I crushed my personal records for each event and even won my age group! I would recommend this book first to anyone interested in competing in a triathlon or wanting to improve their performance while reducing their chance of injury.
I completed my first triathlon using a combo of this book and 7 Weeks to a Triathlon: The Complete Day-by-Day Program to Train for Your First Race or Improve Your Fastest Time. Now I'm training for an IRONMAN! Great ay to start, Joe Friel really knows his stuff.
I bought this book to get more knowledge and background about triathlons. I thought this book did an amazing job of teaching me the essence and knowledge I need to know to workout safely and build my own individualized workout plan. Granted, some of their examples are for pretty serious triathletes, there was a lot of useful information in there. I often find myself going back to the book after learning about other triathlon stuff to see what this author has to say about it. I would very highly recommend this book to people who are starting out as triathletes but have a background in working out. For example, have done a highschool/college sport or a sport for more than 5 years. I will see myself using this book for a long time. I did not find that I just read it once and it has nothing left to give me. I will re-read it and use it as a reference for a long while.
For the recreational triathlete this book will be a bit overkill. However, if you are seriously wanting to bring your times down to a competetive level or if you are wanting to embark in an Ironman (or even 1/2) distance race, the tools offered here will greatly aid you. From how to plan your season, structure your training to peak at just the right time, measure your progress and workouts to target your specific goals; this book will give you the knowledge you need to step it up.

I was also a fan of the Cyclist Training Bible (by the same author) long before this book this came out. You'll find the information in both scientifically sound, tested, trusted, enlightening and will no doubt help improve your performance no matter where you're at now.
I found this book very helpfull. It focuses on how to plan an effective training plan for Triathlons. It uses all the latest techniques in designing and developing a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily training and work out plan to prepare for and peak for your important races. I learned a great deal and understand a great deal more about how to train properly to achieve my best potential. It starts with the Base Period where enduance and conditioning are emphasized, the Build period when the serious training and development occurr, the Peak period where final touches to speed and power occurr and the Race period when the final touches are done including proper tapering techniques allow you to be rested and ready to perform your best. An excellent book and one to have on your shelf for ready reference.
This is a great book, especially in conjuntion with Joe Friel's other book "Total Heart Rate Training: Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor". The only complaint I have about "The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition)" is that I wish I would have purchased the kindle version so I could have it everywhere when I wanted to reference back to it.
If you're new to triathlons, pick up 'Your First Triathlon' or "Triathlon 101'. After you have your first season under your belt and are looking towards Olympic or Ironman glory, get this one. Explains strength exercises, gives workouts, schedules, nutrition. Great. HAve not looked at the newer version yet, but I have this one and it is worn out from how often I use it.
I got this for my boyfriend awhile ago. He is very pleased with it. It is geared towards people who take their training and preperation for a triathlon seriously and want to take their best to another level. It has many different topics from strength training to diet but its main focus helps devise a training plan and how to train properly to reach your peak point for a race. What my boyfriend found most helpful was the training log that he can fill in. He printed off copies to have multiple sheets to make a training journal. Now he can track his progress and it helps keep his training on track for the upcoming triathlons.