Triathlons for Women: Training Plans - Equipment Advice - How-To Info

Triathlons for Women: Training Plans - Equipment Advice - How-To Info

by Sally Edwards

Paperback(Fourth Edition, Revised)

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For over 20 years, Sally Edwards has cheered, prodded, and even pushed hundreds of thousands of women across the finish line of their first triathlon. That's because Sally believes triathlon changes women into healthier, happier people. As spokesperson for the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series and the Trek Women Triathlon Series, Sally has inspired women to take on a new challenge and find a renewed passion for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sally will guide you from the first day of training to race day, with plenty of encouragement along the way. She leaves no question unanswered, from workouts to the transition zone to the most common question of all-what to wear. Triathlons for Women has everything you need to get started:

Begin training with a comprehensive 8-week training plan

Keep your training fun with a wide variety of workouts

Improve your technique with simple drills for swimming, cycling, and running

Follow Sally's commonsense advice for better nutrition

Includes new advice on weight loss for triathletes

Triathlon can lead to a healthier, happier life for you, too. Sally will keep you motivated to realize your personal goals, whether they include getting fit, achieving a desired time, or taking on a longer race. Don't wait another day to get started!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030400
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition, Revised
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sally Edwards has played an unparalleled role in the sport of triathlon. In its early days she competed as a professional triathlete with impressive Ironman finishes, winning the Ironman as a masters athlete. She went on to form the sport's governing body, USA Triathlon, and earn a spot in triathlon's hall of fame. Over the past 20 years she has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to complete their first triathlon as the national spokesperson for the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series. She has finished well over 100 Danskin races as the "final finisher," removing the fear of being the last to cross the finish line.

Table of Contents

Foreword Karen Smyers ix

Foreword Maggie Sullivan xi

Preface to the Fourth Edition xv

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction 1

1 Women as Triathletes 5

2 Get Inspired 21

3 The Fundamentals of Smart Training 29

4 Training Plans 49

5 Basic Moves for Swimming 77

6 Basic Moves for Cycling 95

7 Basic Moves for Running 117

8 The Art of the Transition 131

9 Racing: You Go, Girlfriend! 147

10 Tools of the Triathlon Game 161

11 Eating for Training and Racing 193

12 Weight Loss for Triathletes 213

13 Wellness and Triathlon 235

Epilogue 251

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