An introduction to the sport of triathlon for athletes of all abilities....
|Title||:||The Essential Triathlete|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Essential Triathlete Reviews
A bit dated, but informative
Of the several triathlon books I have read, this one is probably best suited for the first timer in terms of the perspective it provides. The author tries to persuade beginners of the wisdom of simply finishing the race, rather than setting time goals and so forth. Just breaking the tape takes enough physical and mental preparation in his view. He certainly persuaded me. The heart of the book consists of several training charts that prepare the reader to reach this goal. The problem is he conflates the sprint and standard triathlon training chart into one chart, undermining the whole idea of keeping training and race goals as modest as possible. I think one could easily adapt the chart back down to sprint level, but it was frustrating not to find one dedicated to that level of racing in a book that is designed for the first timer.
Good entry level book.