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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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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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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