Many more of us are taking on the challenge of triathlon in our 40s and 50s, and above. Masters athletes include any athlete over 40 years old. Irrespective of fitness levels the scientific impacts of ageing can affect your performance and need to be acknowledged to help you continue to get the most out of your training. Triathlon for Masters and Beyond looks at the physiological changes experienced by athletes over 40. Taking these variables into account it is packed with tailored information and advice, equipping you with the knowledge to train harder and stronger to reach your fitness goals. Includes: motivation and goal setting planning and preparation training programmes and schedules muscles and injury prevention nutrition and fuel pre-race preparation race day recovery. This is an essential companion for any Masters athlete wishing to improve their triathlon results.
Female students today never knew a time without Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which protects students from sex-based discrimination and exclusion in education programs or activities. It benefits all women, especially female athletes. This dual memoir recounts the lives of Celeste Callahan and Dottie Dorion, who were athletes before Title IX was passed. Callahan and Dorion were runners and triathletes who constantly battled gender norms and stereotypes. The memoirs of the two athletes' oral and written accounts are stitched together to detail their journey through sport against societal standards and pressures.
Presents a guide to achieving peak fitness capability by optimizing performance, fat loss, and brain function, covering such aspects of health as nutrition, training, recovery, stress and time management, sleep, and digestion.
In this book you will learn: The 2 best ways to build fitness fast without destroying your body Underground training tactics for maximizing workout efficiency The best biohacks for enhancing mental performance and entering the zone How to know with laserlike accuracy whether your body has truly recovered 26 ways to recover quickly from workouts, injuries, and overtraining The 25 most important blood and saliva biomarkers and how to test them 5 essential elements of training that most athletes neglect 7 stress-fighting weapons to make your mind-body connection bulletproof Proven systems to enhance sleep, eliminate insomnia, and conquer jet lag 40 high-calorie, nutrient-dense meals that won't destroy your metabolism Easy tools for customizing your carbs, proteins, and fats for your unique body 9 ways to fix a broken gut, detox your body, and create a toxin-free life A complete system to safeguard your immune system and stomach Simple time-efficiency tips for balancing training, work, travel, and family
This book offers an ultimate clinical guide to all the medical issues related to triathlon – a very popular Olympic and international sport, and the most modern of all the endurance activities. Triathletes experience a range of environmental conditions and physiological demands, depending on the race, that must be taken into consideration when preparing for medical assistance. The book addresses in detail the topics of cardiovascular adaptations, overuse injuries, overtraining syndrome, endurance anaemia, nutrition and the physiological aspects associated with the discipline. It provides information on the training and technical aspects of the different distances in triathlon disciplines, with a special focus on safety in open-water swimming. Dedicated chapters also cover issues related to female, young, master and para-triathletes. Combining research perspectives with many years of experience practicing in the field, this book offers sport medicine physicians, orthopedists, physical therapists and coaches a comprehensive guide to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all the overuse conditions and to improving athletes’ performance.
A veritable “triathlon bible,” this book covers everything that anyone—from beginner to expert—would want to know about competing in the phenomenally popular swimming, bicycling, and running races. In one handy, easily referenced guide, Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book offers the best advice, stories, and tips from the top coaches and athletes who have contributed to the magazine over the years. Appealing to both novices and the most seasoned athlete, the book strikes a balance between technical depth and beginner- friendliness by getting right down to the guidelines that all triathletes can use. In addition, the book offers advice for the various categories of triathletes: beginners, veterans, short-course specialists, Ironman specialists, and others. Bearing the name of the most popular source for information on the sport, this book is sure to become a classic among triathlon enthusiasts.
Annotation The book accompanies all Masters triathletes--beginners and advanced alike--in their bid to succeed in sport. Detailed instructions and realistic training plans both for triathletes who still go out to work and for those who have retired from work are the central theme of his book. All triathletes who wish to be successful are provided with the necessary advice for swimming, cycling and running training as well as for triathlon competitions.
Triathletes, rejoice! For the first time, USA Triathlon, its elite athletes, and the nation’s most respected coaches share their secrets, strategies, and advice for every stage, every event, and every aspect of the world’s most demanding sport. From training to technique, fueling to recovery, if it’s essential to the sport, it is covered in Complete Triathlon Guide. In this guide, you’ll find invaluable bike-handling techniques straight from the pros, learn how to assess running form and improve running cadence and stride, troubleshoot your freestyle swim stroke, and shave seconds off starts and transitions. And you’ll go inside the sport for expert instruction and personal insights from triathlon’s biggest names: Joe Friel Gordon Byrn Bob Seebohar Sage Rountree Ian Murray Sara McLarty Linda Cleveland George Dallam Steve Tarpinian Krista Austin Iñigo Mujika Alicia Kendig Barb Lindquist Christine Palmquist Graham Wilson Jackie Dowdeswell Jess Manning Joe Umphenour Karl Riecken Katie Baker Kristen Dieffenbach Kurt Perham Mathew Wilson Michael Kellmann Mike Ricci Scott Schnitzspahn Sergio Borges Sharone Aharon Suzanne M. Atkinson Timothy Carlson Yann Le Meur With Complete Triathlon Guide you’ll enhance your training regimen with the most effective workouts, including stage-specific programs for swimming, cycling, and running; programs for strength, flexibility, and endurance; tactics that address individual weaknesses; and advice on tapering to ensure you’re in peak physical condition on race day. From the latest on equipment and technology to preventing injuries and dehydration, this guide has you covered. Whether you’re gearing up for your first race or you’re a hard-core competitor looking to stay ahead of the pack, Complete Triathlon Guide is the one book you should not be without.
In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions. Dixon's method breaks new ground in triathlon training, introducing a new, comprehensive approach that builds the whole athlete for stronger performance. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year. The Well-Built Triathlete does not focus narrowly on workouts and training, but instead gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, workout and daily nutrition, and functional strength and mobility. Dixon considers the demands of career and family to prepare athletes to achieve their goals through a realistic, practical ecosystem of stress and recovery. The Well-Built Triathlete is Dixon's guide to every aspect of triathlon performance. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. His pragmatic approach to stretching, recovery, and effective strength training shows athletes where they can recover valuable time. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can achieve long streaks of high performance. Dixon's whole-athlete approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts. By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever.
Successful endurance performance requires the integration of multiple physiological and psychological systems, working together to regulate exercise intensity in a way that will reduce time taken or increase work done. The systems that ultimately limit performance of the task are hotly contested, and may depend on a variety of factors including the type of task, the environment, external influences, training status of the individual and a host of psychological constructs. These factors can be studied in isolation, or inclusively as a whole-body or integrative system. A reductionist approach has traditionally been favoured, leading to a greater understanding and emphasis on muscle and cardiovascular physiology, but the role of the brain and how this integrates multiple systems is gaining momentum. However, these differing approaches may have led to false dichotomy, and now with better understanding of both fields, there is a need to bring these perspectives together. The divergent viewpoints of the limitations to human performance may have partly arisen because of the different exercise models studied. These can broadly be defined as open loop (where a fixed intensity is maintained until task disengagement), or closed loop (where a fixed distance is completed in the fastest time), which may involve whole-body or single-limb exercise. Closed loop exercise allows an analysis of how exercise intensity is self-regulated (i.e. pacing), and thus may better reflect the demands of competitive endurance performance. However, whilst this model can monitor changes in pacing, this is often at the expense of detecting subtle differences in the measured physiological or psychological variables of interest. Open loop exercise solves this issue, but is limited by its more restrictive exercise model. Nonetheless, much can be learnt from both experimental approaches when these constraints are recognised. Indeed, both models appear equally effective in examining changes in performance, and so the researcher should select the exercise model which can most appropriately test the study hypothesis. Given that a multitude of both internal (e.g. muscle fatigue, perception of effort, dietary intervention, pain etc.) and external (e.g. opponents, crowd presence, course topography, extrinsic reward etc.) factors likely contribute to exercise regulation and endurance performance, it may be that both models are required to gain a comprehensive understanding. Consequently, this research topic seeks to bring together papers on endurance performance from a variety of paradigms and exercise models, with the overarching aim of comparing, examining and integrating their findings to better understand how exercise is regulated and how this may (or may not) limit performance.
Triathlon 101 helped thousands of athletes take the guesswork out of multisport training and racing. Now, this best-seller returns, updated with more top-notch information and solidifying its status as the essential guide for multisport success. In this new edition, you’ll learn these techniques and strategies: Choose the best equipment for your goals, terrain, and budget. Create your own triathlon program for various distances and events. Know how, when, and what to eat and drink when training or competing. Prevent overtraining and recover from common injuries. Swim and navigate in open water. Smoothly and quickly transition from one leg of the race to the next. Taper your training for peak performance on race day. Sample training programs, the latest recommendations on equipment, correct technique, and expert advice from pros and coaches Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson will help you improve your skills and times in every event. Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that can lead to injury or discouraging results. Be a smart triathlete from the start. For developing multisport athletes, the best course available is Triathlon 101. ContentsPart I: Getting Ready to TriChapter 1. So You Wanna Tri? Chapter 2. Planning to Race Chapter 3. Getting the Right Stuff Part II: Triathlon Training BasicsChapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is Technique Chapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the Distance Chapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other Chapter 7. Training for All Three Part III: Tri-Ing Your BestChapter 8. Fueling Up for Triathlon Chapter 9. Staying Healthy Chapter 10. Peaking to Race Chapter 11. Nailing the Big Day Chapter 12. Tri, Tri Again