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Paperback Swim, Bike, Run Book

ISBN: 0736032886

ISBN13: 9780736032889

Swim, Bike, Run

Gain a competitive edge with the new triathlon training manual from top professional triathlete Wes Hobson . Swim, Bike, Run contains all you need to know to be successful in triathlons of any length,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Very Helpful Guide

This book is very helpful to me as a beginner triathlete. The information is easy to grasp, and I loved the detail on technique for all three sports. THe drills and workouts really help, and the training guidelines (based on season) make a huge difference. I was able to organize a practical plan with this book. The only thing I found missing was information on stretches - the authors recommend stretching at certain points, but don't say how to do it. I also found the nutrition and, especially, the hydration info invaluable. Very well explained, and not confusing. I am glad I bought this book, and recommend it to anyone doing a triathlon - it's very specific to that endeavor.

An Outstanding Book!!

A fantastic book and on the "top two" of my recommended reading list for beginning triathletes. If you are going for detail and want in-depth and technical information on how to develop a training plan, go with the Triathlete's Training Bible. If you want a solid overview of the sport of triathlon, this is the book for you. Swim, Bike, Run is written in a very straight-forward style and gives sound, practical advice. I am an avid reader of "things triathlon," so I've read just about every book out there. The most telling insight into how much I value this book is that this is the book that I consistently return to and read the night before a race. I also look to it for a "refresher" when I want to improve form/technique and when I am evaluating how my training is going mid-season. The swimming section is particularly effective and the illustrations greatly helped me on technique issues.A great read and highly recommended.

Pretty good, few problems.

I found this book to be fairly helpful. I especially liked the descriptions of form drills for all 3 disciplines. The informaiton was useful. What I did not like is that since I am new to the sport of triathlon, there were phrases used that I did not understand. This was most evident in the workouts. The text would describe everything well, but then in a listing of a sample workout it would use terms not explained in the text. This made it hard to figure out what to do sometimes. Also the author says he'll show you how to have many peaks in a season, but then really doesn't ever give that information.

Excellent content, a little misguided

I always find myself buying triathlon training books, then ending up being disappointed because I haven't learned anything new from it. This book falls prey to that sometimes (EVERY triathlon book has a chapter devoted to nutrition that goes over carbs, protein and fats), but it also contains a lot of really good information about technical aspects of each sport (like how to handle hills and cornering on your bike), really planning a good training program to meet your own needs (in terms I could follow), and lots of other stuff that I'd never seen in the dozen or so other books I've looked at. There is even a section on preparing for specific distances, during different seasons. There are no references for any of the information given, so it is an easier read, but you don't know where the authors gathered the information from, which worries me a little. What concerned me even more was that some of the information that was given can actually be dangerous--the list of suggestions to make long runs more interesting included running with headphones and running at night--without any caveats. This book was worth the money just for the new info I picked up, but make sure to use some common sense when it comes to using the advice. It might be better to use this book as a complement to other resources.
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