More people than ever are training for and participating in triathlons. People of all ages, fitness levels, and both genders recognise the psychological thrill of conquering these ultimate tests of endurance as well as the physical benefits of daily preparation and conditioning. But there is a lot to know and learn about a triathlon before heading to the starting line. Would-be triathletes need expert advice to train, enjoy and safely experience this challenge. In THE COMPLETE BOOK OF TRIATHLON, author and 16 time Ironman Triathlon finisher Sally Edwards details mile-by-mile the sport of triathlon. Readers will find everything they need to successfully train for and conquer triathlons including how to: - Assess their fitness level and develop a proper training programme for each sport - swimming, biking and running - Acquire and use the essential equipment - Develop and follow a performance enhancing diet - Overcome mental, physical and training barriers to achieve success With their inclusion as an Olympic medal sport in 2000, and the resulting mass exposure, triathlons are an intriguing option for many.
This book goes the distance in providing accurate information and training tips to safely enjoy the challenge of triathlons.
Sally Edwards, one of America's leading fitness authorities and triathlon experts, is a member of the Triathlon Hall ofFame, a former Ironman Master's world record holder, and the national spokesperson for the Danskin Women's Triathlon, finishing more than 75 Danskin triathlons. As one of triathlon's pioneers, today she is the head heart of Heart Zones, an international health, fitness, and sports training company.