Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks

Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks

by EricHarr (Author)


Next time someone dares you to take on the challenge of a triathlon, take the bet. Eric Harr did and it changed his life. He is now a fitness and triathlon expert who can show anyone the techniques for getting in shape for this demanding event. This standard program explodes the myths of the triathlon: you do not have to be an experienced runner and training does not have to take over your life. Harr's program demands just five hours a week for training and is suitable for even a rank beginner with the barest of fitness levels. Each chapter approaches a different sport and the combinations found in triathlon events. The workouts can be tailored to individual athletic strengths and weaknesses. Included are: Chapters on each of the sports as well as chapters on how to integrate workouts in all three Special focus on integrating training into busy lives and the no excuses method of training Advice on which gear a rookie triathlete can and can't live without Chapter on race day features a detailed checklist of the things no triathlete should be without at a race


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 308
Publisher: Rodale Press
Published: 20 Jun 2005

ISBN 10: 1579547486
ISBN 13: 9781579547486

Media Reviews
Eric Harr has an astounding ability to motivate practically anyone and crafts a compelling case for the fact that fitness challenges are not just feasible but fun. Eric makes the daunting feat of training for a physically demanding event completely doable because he is there every step of the way--cheering you on, spurring you to greater heights, making you want to do this. His book is a brilliant tool that should truly inspire members of our sedentary society to put themselves, and their health, first. --Alexa Joy Sherman, senior editor for Shape magazine

Eric Harr's book will be of great value to the newbie triathlete. He will help you from your first step to when you cross the finish line. --Jim Taylor, Ph.D., sports psychologist and ironman triathlete

Everyone dreams of being an athlete, but most of us don't think that we have either the time or the ability to do it. In Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week, Eric Harr will give you the inspiration and the right information to accomplish that dream. It will fit into your life, you'll never feel better, and you'll never look back. --Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., author of Power Eating

Author Bio
Author and professional triathlete Eric Harr began his career as an out-of-shape legal clerk living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After training by commuting on his mountain bike, he competed in his first athletic event, the St. Croix Triathlon. He waddled across the finish, ahead of a few noted professionals.

Almost one year after that event, Eric was ranked sixth in the world and was named Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has won 30 amateur and pro events in 23 countries and has represented the United States in two World Championship events. He is about to undertake the Hawaii Ironman as the culmination of The Ultimate Challenge, in which he's competed in 10 of the world's most strenuous and celebrated athletic events to raise money for international charities including Special Olympics.

Eric is also a TV and radio show host, a columnist for Shape magazine, a nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of The Portable Personal Trainer. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Alexandra Stretton, and their dog Owen.