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Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate Collection

Looking for the best Triathlon Training books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

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

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionJoe 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…
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 Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionCutting-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 David Warden lay out the…
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 Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionStrength 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 injury, meaning fewer…
Author(s): Hagerman Ed.D., Patrick

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

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionDeveloped 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…
Author(s): Dixon MSc, Matt

5. Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels (2006)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom Triathlete magazine – the most popular and extensivesource for triathlon information – comes this guidebook of weeklytraining plans for triathletes of all skill levels….
Author(s): Matt Fitzgerald

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

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionAre 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 of getting injured • Stop you making the…
Author(s): Dan Golding

7. IronFit Triathlon Training for Women: Training Programs and Secrets for Success in all Triathlon Distances (2015)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionProviding exactly what the fastest growing segment of the triathlon world yearns for, Melanie and Don Fink have created a complete training guide for women triathletes with highly efficient, easy-to-follow, multi-distance training programs. Women encounter all the same challenges as men in their triathlon training and racing, but there are a host of issues unique to them, issues about which most men don’t have a clue. From the stay-at-home mom to the professional woman, female triathletes face societal expectations, and unique physical and emotional concerns. Until now, there has been never been a go-to source of information…
Author(s): Melanie Fink, Don Fink

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

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionFriel 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 plans for athletes who have some experience in running, cycling, or…
Author(s): Joe Friel

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

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen 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, nutritionists, and athletes on each component of the triathlon: swimming, biking, and running. With…
Author(s): Meredith Atwood

10. IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success: Time-Efficient Training For Triathlon’s Most Popular Distance (2014)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhy is the Half Iron-Distance the most popular triathlon distance? Because it is the perfect length for busy athletes with demanding career and family responsibilities. Full Iron-Distance races require such painstaking planning and sacrifice that it’s difficult to keep life in balance. The Half Iron-Distance is accessible, while remaining challenging.     Also known as the “70.3” for the sum of its 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run, the half-iron triathlon is not simply a race for which an…
Author(s): Don Fink, Melanie Fink

11. The Triathlete’s Training Bible (2009)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes.Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. 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, you will develop your own…
Author(s): Joe Friel

12. Your First Triathlon Guide: Do Your First Triathlon in 100 Days or Less (2018)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionWritten to take the mystique off of triathlons, Your First Triathlon Guide shares everything that seasoned triathletes wish someone had told them when they were starting out. A start-to-finish guide, complete with a training plan, Your First Triathlon will put you on pace to do your first race in 100 days, or about 3 months. Your First Triathlon Guide: Do Your First Triathlon in 100 Days or Less will introduce you to the sport of triathlon, and distill the things you really need to know into one, compact guide. It also includes exclusive coupons and…
Author(s): Von Collins

13. Triathlon Training in 4 Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just 6 Weeks (2015)

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionTriathlons are more popular today than ever before, but for many the idea of training for a triathlon can seem daunting. In this completely updated, revised edition, triathlon champion Eric Harr shows you how to eat healthfully and effectively train for a triathlon in just 4 hours a week over the course of 6 weeks. Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week includes four separate training programs to accommodate every fitness level; a comprehensive gear guide; a complete menu plan including nutritional options for vegan, paleo, and gluten-free athletes; strategies to stay motivated; and a guide…
Author(s): Eric Harr

Best Triathlon Training Books: The Ultimate Collection

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 training 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

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

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 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

Start to finish : 24 weeks to an endurance triathlon : Ironman training

Author(s): Paul Huddle; Roch Frey; T J Murphy
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2013, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1191529

The complete book of triathlon training / : Ironman Triathlon Edition

Author(s): Mark Kleanthous
Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1191531

The complete book of triathlon training

Author(s): Mark Kleanthous
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2011, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1017794

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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