Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge

Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge

by Joe Friel, Gordon Byrn

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Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event.

Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count.

  • 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency
  • Updates to mental training
  • Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises
  • A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations
  • A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment

Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937716424
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Joe Friel is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports. Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.
In addition winning the 2002 Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii, Gordo Byrn has completed 15 Ironman® races.  Gordo's coaching business is focused on helping elite and amateur athletes learn the skills necessary for the achievement of personal excellence.  In addition to running his website, www.gordoworld.com, he is a contributor to XTri.Com, Inside Triathlon and Triathlete Magazine.  When not spending time on his passion for triathlon, he runs a successful financial advisory business and spends time with his wife, Monica.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Scott Molina
Foreword by Ryan Bolton

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1 The Iron Journey
Chapter 2 Approaches to Training
Chapter 3 Understanding Fitness
Chapter 4 Equipment

Part II: Ironman Training
Chapter 5 Training Overview
Chapter 6 Training for the Swim
Chapter 7 Training for the Bike
Chapter 8 Training for the Run

Part III: Beyond the Basics
Chapter 9 Strength Training
Chapter 10 Nutrition: The Fourth Discipline
Chapter 11 Training the Mind
Chapter 12 Case Studies

Part IV: Finishing Strong
Chapter 13 Recovery and Wellness
Chapter 14 Peaking for Your Ironman
Chapter 15 Racing Long

Appendix A: Defining Your Training Zones by Sport
Appendix B: Testing and Warm-up Protocols
Appendix C: Swimming Glossary
Appendix D: Brick Workouts

References and Recommended Reading
About the Authors

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