The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed. (Paperback)
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 program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.
Joe has completely rewritten this new Fourth 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 program 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 released. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing 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 4655 for an expanded summary of improvements to this fourth edition.
About the Author
Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, The Cyclist’s Training Bible, Fast After 50, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, The Power Meter Handbook, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching service is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports. Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world 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; TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.
Praise for Coach Joe Friel and The Triathlete’s Training Bible
“Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S.”
— Bicycling magazine
“What Time Noakes’s Lore of Running was for running, Friel’s Triathlete’s Training Bible is for triathlon.”
— Runner’s World
“One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon.”
— LAVA magazine
“Joe Friel is one of the world’s foremost experts on endurance sports.”
— Outside magazine
“To say that Joe Friel knows a thing or two about how to ride a bicycle and stay fast would be a severe understatement.”
— Road Bike Action
“Joe Friel’s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals.
— Siri Lindley, elite triathlon coach and world champion triathlete
“The Triathlete’s Training Bible is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book.”
— Scott “The Terminator” Molina
“Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete.”
— Justin Daerr, professional triathlete
“As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I’ve used The Triathlete’s Training Bible as one of my key references. Joe Friel’s training books have made the once 'crazy' sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential.”
— Barb Lindquist
“The Triathlete’s Training Bible can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice.”
— Library Journal