Thinking of tackling your first triathlon? Leading experts from the sport present the essential guide to triathlon for beginners.
Triathlon is still a relatively new sport. A rapid increase in events and technology has emerged in the last 15 years. Statistics show that beginner triathletes have been at the forefront of this rise. Luckily, Train to Tri features all the tips and advice needed to tackle your first triathlon.
In this book, experts from USA Triathlon (USAT) break down proper training techniques for all aspects of the sport. Plus, it’s full of useful information including training plans, nutrition tips and equipment advice to make triathlon for beginners a little less daunting. Also, for more information from USAT check out our article from 2015 How to choose a triathlon bike – A guide by USA Triathlon.
A reader questionnaire in the first chapter allows you tailor you training plan to match your fitness levels. The chapter also helps you get to grips with the common terminology of the sport. The following chapters help you choose your first race and select the right gear.
Other highlights include specific chapters for each of the three phases, swimming, cycling and running. Each of these chapters include technique drills to make transitioning from each phase seamless. Chapters 10 and 11 feature example training plans for both sprint and standard distance triathlons.