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Summary

Are you thinking about getting into triathlon or doing your first race? Have you finished a couple of races and are keen to improve your performance?

Triathlon training and racing can be daunting and confusing. Many beginners are a little intimidated by everybody else who looks like they know what they are doing and have all the gear.

Triathlon for Beginners is an easy-to-understand and insightful book packed with practical training tips and strategies, nutrition advice, how to develop mental toughness, and advice on triathlon gear you need. It will help you:

  • Understand the sport of triathlon and how it works
  • Develop a training plan that simplifies your season
  • Train effectively, so you minimize the risk of getting injured
  • Avoid making mistakes that cost a lot of time and money
  • Help you feel confident when you are on the start line
  • Decide what race length is best for you, from sprint to Ironman
  • Buy the right triathlon kit to suit your ability and your aspirations

A personal note from the author: This book is gathered from years of training and racing, not only from my triathlon experience but from the experiences of champions. I have trained with and raced with elite athletes and winners from all over the world, but I also started out not knowing what I was doing and was scared to death when I did my first race.

I wish I had this book when I started out. I would have saved myself a lot of heartache and stress! I wrote this to help all triathlon rookies get over their nerves and enjoy this fantastic sport.

Triathlon for Beginners is a complete start-to-finish guide that covers all areas of training and racing, including what you need to know and how to begin; how to understand the jargon of the sport; training rules and techniques; swimming, cycling, and running techniques; race etiquette; and how to get faster and better performances.

©2012 Dan Golding (P)2016 Dan Golding

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Very informative

Great book for anyone considering their first triathlon, or even for those who have completed a few but are looking for some extra help! Easy to listen to and it covers everything you need to know to get going on your journey

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good for info

Better as a reference book than aaudio book I think. good info tho. dull readers voice

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  • Soren G. Brockdorf
  • 11-07-16

Great first book

This is a great first book. If you already do triathlons you will struggle wanting to get through the first few chapters. Although basic in general, he does a good job with the book and worth listening to on a long bike ride

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  • J. Jackson
  • 30-05-18

Great detail

This is a very thorough book on how to prepare as a beginner and intermediate person

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