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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.

1. 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. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.With this new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and:· become a better…
Author(s): Joe Friel

2. 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. Training harder isn’t smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and…
Author(s): Matt Fitzgerald, David Warden

3. 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. Certified USA Triathlon coach and NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Patrick Hagerman, EdD, reveals a focused, triathlon-specific strength training program that will enable triathletes to push harder during training and on the racecourse when the effort is hardest. Triathletes who master this progressive strength training program will also become more resistant to…
Author(s): Hagerman Ed.D., Patrick

4. 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? This easy to understand and insightful book is packed with practical ways you can improve and it will help you: • Understand the sport of triathlon “what is triathlon and how does it work?” • Develop a training plan together that simplifies your season • Train effectively so you minimise the risk…
Author(s): Dan Golding

5. 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. In this fully revised edition, Atwood not only shares how she went from the couch to an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in just over a year, but also shares the latest expertise from coaches,…
Author(s): Meredith Atwood

6. 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. “Triathlon Swimming Foundations” provides a simple, straightforward system developed BY a triathlete FOR triathletes, allowing them to become comfortable and confident in the water using a system of triathlon-specific drills and techniques. Triathletes who follow this program are sure to breathe easily in the water without panic, eliminate sinking legs, gain…
Author(s): “Triathlon” Taren Gesell

7. 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. Now Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon’s laser-focused, effective approach to workouts,…
Author(s): Dixon MSc, Matt

8. 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. That’s why he recommends having a training partner, as…
Author(s): Allan Pitman

9. 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. Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom…
Author(s): Joe Friel

10. 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! This comprehensive book will give you a specific road map to 70.3 triathlon training and help you properly prepare for your event. It will include…
Author(s): Dan Golding

11. 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. Some do it for glory, some to test themselves, some to honor lost loved ones or colleagues, some to bring healing to their troubled lives. Over the years, hundreds of IRONMAN…
Author(s): Mike Reilly , Lee Gruenfeld , et al.

12. 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. It could be when you wake up in the middle of the night for a pee, when you start to read an article on the number of hours the…
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 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.

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

Author(s): Matt Fitzgerald, David Warden
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books, Year: 2018, Size: 74 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2266418

Train to tri : your first triathlon

Author(s): Linda Cleveland, Kris Swarthout
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2017, Size: 158 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1704780

The Triathlon Training Book

Author(s): DK
Publisher: DK, Year: 2016, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1483497

Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training

Author(s): Vance, Jim
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2016, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1489474

The Complete Book of Triathlon

Author(s): Kleanthous, Mark
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1593963

Triathlon Half-Distance Training: 70.3 Miles - Swim/Bike/Run

Author(s): Ash, Henry; Penker, Marlies
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1594014

Triathlon: Start to Finish: 24 Weeks to the Long Distance

Author(s): Paul Huddle, Frey Roch, Foreword by T.J. Murphy
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629616

Triathlon starting out: training for your first competition

Author(s): Frey, Roch; Huddle, Paul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629825

The triathlon training book

Author(s): Beckinsale, James
Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2090005

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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