Your First Triathlon is the best selling book for beginner triathletes because it makes preparing for sprint triathlons fun and easy This clear and comprehensive book prepares aspiring triathletes for the challenge of their first tri through a simple 12 week training plan that requires fewer than 4 hours a week By race day you'll have the confidence and fitness to enjoy your first triathlon swimming a half mile riding a bike 12 miles and running 3 milesYour First Triathlon offers a 12 week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes already experienced in swimming cycling or running The easy to use plans include achievable swim bike run and optional strength workouts that will slowly but surely build you into a triathlete As you build endurance Joe Friel's technique workouts will improve your speed and efficiency Helpful tips will ensure you'll know how to handle problems like a flat tire soreness and how to navigate questions about etiquette in the pool or on a group ride or runJoe simplifies the complexities of the swim bike run sport with his smart advice on gear how to prepare a transition area finishing a stress free swim and ensuring that race day goes as planned Joe offers tips on choosing a beginner friendly triathlon and then walks you through your entire race week covering packet pickup knowing the course the pre race briefing what to eat for breakfast check in and body marking how to set up your transition area warming up what to do in unexpected weather a smart race plan and what to do after you've finished your first triathlonJoe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best selling resource in the sport and now his trusted advice is available to help you enjoy your first triathlon

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