Coach Ray

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Book Review

Book of the Month May – The Triathlete’s Training Bible

Friel, Joe  (2016) The Triathlete’s Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide – 4th Edition VeloPress

This book is a staple on my bookshelf and I’ve owned all editions buying my first one back in the day whilst I was at University. It is full of theory and methodology about how to periodise training plans and gives real time examples of programmes and how to structure them for individuals.

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training programme has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.

Joe has completely rewritten this new 4th Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.

The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.

With this new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training programme and:

· become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner

· train with the right intensity and volume

· gain maximum fitness from every workout

· make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining

· adapt your training plan based on your progress and conflicts

· build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training

· improve body composition with smarter nutrition

The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.

What’s New in the Fourth Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. The science and sport of triathlon have changed much since the previous edition was released. This new edition adds emphasis to personalising training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, improves on the skill development techniques, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance. See Joe Friel’s blog or VeloPress for an expanded summary of improvements to this fourth edition.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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