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Best Triathlon Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Triathlon books.

The Triathlete’s Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed. (2016)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionJoe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.Joe has completely rewritten this new 4th Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.
Author(s): Joe Friel

80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels (2018)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionCutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called “moderate-intensity rut,” spending almost half of their time training too hard–harder than the pros.
Author(s): Matt Fitzgerald, David Warden

Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance (2015)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionStrength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program for triathlon that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any race distance.
Author(s): Hagerman Ed.D., Patrick

Triathlon For Beginners: Everything you need to know about training, nutrition, kit, motivation, racing, and much more (2012)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionAre you thinking about getting into triathlon or doing your first race? Have you finished a couple of races and are keen to improve your time? Do you find the whole sport daunting and confusing? Are you a little intimidated by everybody else who looks like they know what they are doing?
Author(s): Dan Golding

Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. (2019)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Meredith Atwood first shared her journey from tired, overworked wife and mom to successful triathlete, her story resonated with women everywhere, online at her SwimBikeMom blog and in the first edition of Triathlon for the Every Woman. Now with her own IRONMAN finishes, experience, and triathlon coaching expertise, Meredith is back with even more wisdom.
Author(s): Meredith Atwood

Triathlon Swimming Foundations: A Straightforward System for Making Beginner Triathletes Comfortable and Confident in the Water (Triathlon Foundations) (2019)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionOf all three disciplines in triathlon, swimming is the one dreaded the most by age-group triathletes, many of whom have had little formal experience in the water. Fortunately, of the three sports, swimming might be the easiest in which to make improvements.
Author(s): “Triathlon” Taren Gesell

Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon (2017)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionDeveloped for busy professionals with demanding schedules, the Fast-Track Triathlete program makes your PR possible in Ironman®, Ironman 70.3®, Rev3, and Challenge triathlon in about 10 hours a week. Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week―on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, preparing for long-distance triathlon is more challenging than the race itself.
Author(s): Dixon MSc, Matt

100 Bedtime Stories for Triathletes (2017)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionI f you’re a tired athlete looking for inspiration, look no further than this collection of short stories written by Alan Pitman. No matter what sport you’re passionate about, you’ll find insights that will help you hone your focus and boost performance. You’ll also be entertained by his many adventures. Although he’s coached more than three hundred Ironman finishers over twenty five years, Pitman shares that at times, even he’s found it hard to train.
Author(s): Allan Pitman

Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week (2012)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionFriel has helped hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the challenges of triathlon with his clear and comprehensive TrainingBible method. Your First Triathlon simplifies all the principles of Friel’s training approach for newcomers who want a simple, no-nonsense way to train for triathlon. The practical triathlon training plans in Your First Triathlon take fewer than 5 hours a week and will build the fitness and confidence you need to enjoy your first event.
Author(s): Joe Friel

Triathlon: Winning at 70.3: How To Dominate The Middle Distance (2016)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionTriathlon: Winning at 70.3 is dedicated to all triathletes who are thinking about stepping up to the middle distance. 70.3 Half Ironman training requires quite a different approach to the shorter distances and to be successful, a more professional approach to training is required. Do not set yourself up for failure on race day! Simply doubling your Olympic distance training will not work. Those who do this will struggle. Do NOT be one of these!
Author(s): Dan Golding

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice: Tales From IRONMAN, the World’s Greatest Endurance Event (2019)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionIRONMAN is a sports phenomenon that has come to symbolize the very best of human striving, achievement and excellence. And race announcer Mike Reilly is known throughout the endurance sports world as the “Voice of IRONMAN.” Every year, over three hundred thousand people around the world compete in a series of long-distance triathlons that test the outer limits of their physical abilities and mental toughness.
Author(s): Mike Reilly , Lee Gruenfeld , et al.

Beginners Guide to Conquering an Ironman Triathlon: 13 weeks to completing your 1st Ironman Triathlon (2017)

 Best Triathlon Books Worth Your AttentionOK, so you’ve decided you are going to undertake an Ironman. You have watched a couple a motivational videos on YouTube, you have logged onto the site, entered your details, paid your fee, told everybody you know about it on Facebook and Twitter and have undertaken a sponsorship drive for the charity of your choice. Life is good and you feel good about it. At some point the enormity of what you have signed up for will hit you.
Author(s): Andrew Crabtree

Best Triathlon Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some triathlon books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Triathlon Anatomy

Author(s): Mark Klion, MD & Jonathan Cane
ID: 2914763, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Triathlon Medicine

Author(s): Sergio Migliorini
ID: 2468244, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

A Woman’s Guide to Triathlon: The Things Men Will Never Tell You About the Sport

Author(s): Mauer, Eva
ID: 2721601, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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