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232pp ISBN: 0880118113
Foreword: Karen Smyers
In Triathlon 101, John Mora offers a book full of valuable lessons and insights to help you prepare for and compete in your first triathlon or improve your results the next time out. No other triathlon resource focuses on the unique needs of newcomers to the sport. Inside you will learn how to:
• design your own triathlon training calendar and logbook,
• choose the proper equipment to fit you and your budget,
• eat during training and "load up" for racing,
• prevent overtraining and recover quickly from common injuries,
• swim and navigate safely in open water,
• smoothly transition from one sport to the next, and
• taper your training to peak on race day.
Sample training programs, photos featuring the best and most current equipment and correct technique, and expert advice from top pros and coaches-Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson-are provided to help you get off to a great start. Success stories from triathletes who started just like you will increase your motivation and confidence.
Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that discourage many from the sport. Be a smart triathlete from the start. Take the best course available for developing multisport athletes-Triathlon 101.
About the Author
John M. Mora is a prolific sports, health and fitness, and medical writer. He is a former contributing editor to Triathlete and is the running columnist and triathlon feature writer for Windy City Sports. He has written over 300 articles for national magazines, such as American Health, Women’s Sports & Fitness, and Runner’s World. He also coauthored Paula Newby-Fraser’s Peak Fitness for Women (Human Kinetics, 1995) with eight-time Gatorade Hawaii Ironman Triathlon world champion Paula Newby-Fraser.
Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman. He currently owns Creative CopyWriting, a business that specializes in writing brochures and direct mail copy for companies in the health and fitness industry. Mora lives and trains in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Ready to Tri
Chapter 1. So You Wanna Tri?
Chapter 2. Planning to Race
Chapter 3. Getting the Right Stuff
Part II: Triathlon Training Basics
Chapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is Technique
Chapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the Mileage
Chapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
Chapter 7. Training for All Three
Part III: Tri-ing Your Best
Chapter 8. Fueling Up for Triathlon
Chapter 9. Staying Healthy
Chapter 10. Peaking to Race
Chapter 11. Tri, Tri Again
Words of Praise
"John Mora has put together an excellent overall cross section of triathlon-related material. This book covers many topics left out of more technical manuals and personal history biographies. It is a worthy addition to any sports library."
The Flyrod Group, Inc.
Two-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion
"John Mora’s book is as complete a guide to the sport of triathlon as you’ll ever find. A must read for the triathlon rookie."
Editor and Publisher
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