12 Week Triathlete, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated by Tom Holland
Everything You Need to Know to Train and Succeed in Any Triathlon in Just Three Months - No Matter Your Skill Level

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It takes only 12 weeks to train to compete in a triathlon—no matter what level you’re at now!


Imagine being able to successfully compete in a triathlon in just three short months! You can, with fitness expert Tom Holland’s all-encompassing, easy-to-use training manual, The 12-Week Triathlete. This completely revised and updated edition gives fitness enthusiasts the most exciting, encouraging, and up-to-date exercise information, including 12 brand-new training plans that outline exactly what you need to do every day up until the big event for ultimate triathlon success.


Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, training for a Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, or Ironman event, this book offers a complete, step-by-step program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the big day. You will learn how to:


—Swim – Start your race confidently, swim strongly surrounded by others, and transition easily from a wetsuit.


—Bike – choose the right bike, transport it safely to the race, and fuel yourself properly while you ride.


—Run – Don’t bonk, improve your speed, and see your race through to the end.


—Put It All Together – Eat right through the 12 weeks, train for each segment of the race, gather your equipment and transport it safely to the race, plan for and avoid last-minute emergencies, and, most of all, have fun and continue to compete in the future.  


In addition all this, you’ll also find insider information on weight-training, endurance training, and speed work, as well as answers to questions like “Can you eat during a race?,” “How do you line up your bike so you can jump right on it?,” and “What is the best way to quickly shed your wetsuit?’


The 12-Week Triathlete is your secret weapon to triathlon triumph—start training today!


About Tom Holland

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Historian Tom Holland is the author of the works of history Rubicon, Persian Fire, and The Forge of Christendom. He reviews regularly for the TLS, and has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Virgil for BBC Radio. Rubicon was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the 2004 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, and Persian Fire won the Anglo-Hellenic League's 2006 Runciman Award. @holland_tom www.tom-holland.org www.doubleday.com
Published March 1, 2011 by Fair Winds Press. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The stretching and strength-training exercise photos are particularly helpful, and I love, love, love that his plan puts such an emphasis on these two areas, as many endurance racers tend to focus on cardio, leaving their strength and flexibility to suffer (I sooo skimped on those two things duri...

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