Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

Joe Friel, Gordon Byrn

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2009. 2nd. Paperback. A guide to racing Ironman-distance triathlons. It prepares triathletes, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. It contains sport-specific chapters that outline the stages of development for each of the three disciplines of triathlon and describe drills to improve form. Num Pages: 372 pages, colour illustrations, charts and tables. BIC Classification: WSKQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 188 x 25. Weight in Grams: 664. Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge. 372 pages, colour illustrations, charts and tables. A guide to racing Ironman-distance triathlons. It prepares triathletes, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. It contains sport-specific chapters that outline the stages of development for each of the three disciplines of triathlon and describe drills to improve form. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WSKQ. Dimension: 234 x 188 x 25. Weight: 800. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Internationally recognized coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in this second edition of Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing Ironman® distance triathlons ever written. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare every triathlete, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon?s ultimate endurance event.

Whether you are preparing for your first Ironman® or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count. Inside this groundbreaking second edition from best-selling authors Joe Friel and Gordon Byrn you will find more than 40 sport-specific drills to improve your technique, making you more efficient at swimming, cycling, and running.

Sport-specific chapters outline the stages of development for each of the three disciplines of triathlon and describe drills to improve form and efficiency. A newly expanded section on training the mind explores the all-important psychological aspects of racing, including goal-setting and visualization. A detailed appendix includes key training sessions, workout examples, and strength training progressions.

In addition, proven key workouts for each sport and a complete strength training program will help you build the muscular endurance that is critical to Ironman success.

Time commitment, burnout, and injury are realities that every athlete must face in Ironman prep. Friel and Byrn offer a simplified approach for working triathletes to help them balance their training time with other obligations.

Also new to the second edition is a chapter on wellness and recovery from Dr. Jeff Shilt with invaluable information on monitoring and maintaining your health during the rigors of training. This new advice includes plentiful details on common aches and pains and will help you target nagging overuse injuries with an active recovery strategy to speed rehabilitation.

Going Long has long been the best-selling book on the subject of training for the Ironman. Now this completely revised new edition, Friel and Byrn directly advise the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced guide to Ironman training ever written.

Going Long is the book you will return to, season after season.

From the Publisher: "Gordo and Joe have a unique way of helping the long-distance athlete to recognize what's important in fitting these events into one's life...In our age of information overload they give the self-coached athletes all the tools they need to succeed." -- Scott Molina, triathlon's winningest pro

"25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe's professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential." --Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion

"Going Long is the most straightforward road to your Ironman finish! It combines the coaching wisdom of Joe Friel with the racing experience of Gordo Byrn--a powerful combination!" -- Petr Vabrousek, professional triathlete

"Going Long is an invaluable tool for every triathlete looking to improve." -- Clas Bjorling, professional triathlete

"Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training." --Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team

"In Going Long, Gordo Byrn and Joe Friel have combined their talents to provide a meaningful training resource for Ironman-distance racing." -- George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training

"Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." --Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion

"Joe's practical experience and wealth of scientific knowledge about triathlon are the perfect combination." -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team

"Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete." -- Justin Daerr, professional triathlete

"Joe Friel is constantly enhancing his education in the sport. In his books, Joe uses the information of the athletes he personally trains, the coaches who confide in him, and the large amounts of research he digests from triathlon and other endurance sports." -- Wes Hobson, former USA Triathlon National Team member and U.S. sprint triathlon champion

"In his usual upbeat, reader-friendly style, Joe brings to bear a further understanding of the art and science of triathlon." -- Steven Jonas, MD, author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training

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