I’ve just received my copy of The Triathlete Guide to Sprint and Olympic Triathlon Racing and am part way through it, to say I’m excited reading is an understatement after last year.
This book is a great, in depth manual for how Peter Coe and David Martin developed elite British runners. It is written like an exercise physiology textbook, so it isn’t an easy read but it is packed full of great detail on how to structure, prepare and periodise training plans.
Book of the Month July – Advanced Marathoning
This is the first in depth book on Marathoning that I read. It has guided my training and coaching philosophy. I’ve employed the principles found within it with a large number of my clients and training plans I’ve prepared.
Being a junior triathlete in NZ in the 90’s I grew up racing against and being inspired by the likes of John Hellemans. I attended training camps that he ran, and this book gives a great insight into his life and challenges during that time as well as before and after.
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 plenty of theory and methodology about how to periodise training plans and gives real time examples of programmes and how to structure them for individuals.