Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge
With its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, the Ironman-distance triathlon is a unique beast that requires a unique approach to ... Show synopsis With its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, the Ironman-distance triathlon is a unique beast that requires a unique approach to training. "Going Long" provides triathletes with a clear blueprint for building endurance and improving their skills. Along with a training overview that describes how to plan a season month -by -month and day -by -day, the book offers sport-specific chapters that outline each discipline's stages of development and drills to improve form and efficiency. A newly expanded section on training the mind explores the all-important psychological aspects of racing, including goal-setting and visualization. The authors map out a strategy for staying healthy and implementing a smart diet, and they even explain what to eat during a race. Also discussed are training with a power meter, building core strength, and common triathlon injuries, with tips on treatment and prevention. A detailed appendix includes key training sessions, workout examples, and strength training progressions.