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Over 40 inspirational stories told by athletes about their first triathlon experience. PLUS: Coaching advice from the experts: Terry Laughlin, Chris Carmichael, Bart Yasso, and Dave Scott These inspirational stories told in the voices of athletes--of all ages and abilities--give the clearest picture of what it is like to move up to the triathlon. Whether you are a swimmer, a cyclist, a runner, or "none of the above," you can train for a triathlon and experience the incredible joy of accomplishing this challenging multisport event.
The stories in this book cover every bit of inside knowledge you need: What was hard? What was easy? What gear do I need? What should I eat? How can I make it through the transitions quickly? How does training differ in moving up from a single sport? What are the technical and mental barriers that must be overcome? How can I train to be a better swimmer, biker, runner? What is the inner experience of doing a triathlon? How do triathlons change people's lives?
First Triathlons covers "sprint-distance" triathlons, Olympic-distance races, and the full Ironman, for athletes of all levels who are ready for their next big challenge--to do your first, or to do them for the rest of your life.
About the Author
Gail Kislevitz is the author First Marathons and The Spirit of the Marathon.