Triathlon for Beginners

Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Kit, Motivation, Racing, and Much More
Narrated by: John Gagnepain
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's 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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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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The best triathlon guidance for beginners, hands-down!

I wish I would’ve come across this book earlier. In preparation for my first triathlon I’ve read over 12 books and manuals including “the bible”, this is by far the best. Simple yet technical enough, well written (and read). Fun to follow along and a nice sprinkle of motivation and mindful reminders of the non-physical parts of fitness training. This book would help you become a triathlete in the best possible way. My coach loved it too.

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First Timer All Around!

This is the first audible book I have listened to from start to finish. I enjoyed it and it had such useful information. Looking forward to my first triathlon in August 2019! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I highly recommend this book if you plan on doing a triathlon and don’t know where to start!

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I'll listen again and again

well edited and narrated. it's a must for beginners like me. very useful knowledge with relevant details.

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perfect

great information! never attempted a triathlon or ironman before and I now have the base line to get where I know I can be!

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Triathlon bible

All the must-know info on a triathlon in one place. Great book to have in your library and get back to as you progress.

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Must have for a beginner!

An abundant resource of valuable information needed to successfully complete your 1st triathlon. Book is organized by specific areas of focus for each chapter making it an easy to us guide for training.

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Great detail

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

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A must for a beginner triathlete

It’s a great book with a lot of tips and tricks all the way from training to the race day. Learned a lot from it.
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  • Andy McClurg
  • 08-15-17

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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  • paul
  • 01-25-18

good for info

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

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  • Danny Svir
  • 03-21-17

All you need to know

This book covers every aspect of doing your first triathlon. Full of information and tips Helped me immeasurably