Your First Triathlon

Your First Triathlon

by JoeFriel (Author)


This is a training guidebook for newcomers to triathlons. One of the foremost coaches in triathlon presents the essential guidebook for aspiring triathletes. Every year thousands of people decide to take on a sprint triathlon for the first time. Now the author of the best-selling book, "The Triathlete's Training Bible", provides the essential guidebook to finishing that first triathlon. The same principles and training methodology that the pros and committed triathletes rely on is presented here in language that a beginner can easily understand. Friel maps a course to prepare for a sprint-distance triathlon in 12 weeks, with 5 hours of training each day, plenty of rest, and the beginnings of a lifestyle marked by a commitment to health, fitness, and personal growth. "Your First Triathlon" provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, and instruction that first-timers are clamoring to know. Joe Friel is known for his thorough approach and, with his help, what began as a challenge to complete a sprint triathlon will grow into a love for this demanding yet rewarding sport.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 223
Publisher: VeloPress
Published: 15 May 2006

ISBN 10: 1931382859
ISBN 13: 9781931382854

Media Reviews

Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one! --

Joe takes the fear out of doing a first triathlon. -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team

If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place! -- Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion

Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the utmost authority on triathlon training. -- Ryan Bolton, 2000 USA Olympic Team

Author Bio

Joe Friel's Training Bible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. Joe's writing has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online 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, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and Training Bible Coaching. More information on Joe is available at and at his blog.