Going Long

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Velopress

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With its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, the Ironman-distance triathlon is a unique beast that requires a unique approach to training. Going Long provides triathletes with a clear blueprint for building endurance and improving their skills. Along with a training overview that describes how to plan a season month -by -month and day -by -day, the book offers sport- specific chapters that outline each discipline's stages of development and 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. The authors map out a strategy for staying healthy and implementing a smart diet, and they even explain what to eat during a race. Also discussed are training with a power meter, building core strength, and common triathlon injuries, with tips on treatment and prevention. A detailed appendix includes key training sessions, workout examples, and strength training progressions.

Author Biography

Joe Friel is one of the most recognized names in triathlon coaching and the best-selling author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, Your First Triathlon, and The Cyclist’s Training Bible. His clients include professional and amateur triathletes, duathletes, road cyclists and mountain bikers. He is a certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science.

Gordon Byrn is an elite long-course triathlete and coach certified by USA Triathlon, Triathlon Australia, and the American Swim Coaches Association. One of the best-known ultra-endurance athletes in the world, he has raced Ironman competitions in Hawaii, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Forewordp. vii
Prefacesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Getting Started
The Iron Journeyp. 3
Approaches to Trainingp. 13
Understanding Fitnessp. 23
Equipmentp. 33
Ironman Training
Training Overviewp. 57
Training for the Swimp. 95
Training for the Bikep. 123
Training for the Runp. 161
Beyond the Basics
Strength Trainingp. 187
Nutrition: The Fourth Disciplinep. 211
Training the Mindp. 237
Case Studiesp. 251
Finishing Strong
Recovery and Wellnessp. 279
Peaking for Your Ironmanp. 301
Racing Longp. 313
Epiloguesp. 331
Defining Your Training Zones by Sportp. 333
Testing and Warm-up Protocolsp. 343
Swimming Glossaryp. 349
Brick Workoutsp. 351
References and Recommended Readingp. 355
Indexp. 365
About the Authorsp. 372
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