Triathlons are becoming increasingly popular as thousands of athletes compete in more than 200 races globally each season. Every one of these athletes requires quality training information and experienced coaching advice. Drawing on his 20 years of coaching experience, Mario Schmidt-Wendling provides the best training information for ambitious triathletes competing in Olympic- to Ironman-distance triathlons, making Triathlon Success a must-have, practical guide. This book does not offer generally formulated training plans, but rather considers an athlete’s individual situation, such as their performance level, which means the athlete is given the most important basics to be able to make the right decisions for his or her own training. Trainers will also find the book useful as both their work and the most important aspects of training theory for the long-distance triathlon are highlighted and explained.
In addition to the extensive material on training and competition, the athlete will find relevant information on equipment, nutrition, and even how to prevent those typical mistakes made during training in all three disciplines. All of the training content is enriched by numerous practical examples, and the provided test procedures help triathletes diagnose their own progress. Useful information on topics such as injuries, illness, and training and competing in the heat, as well as a sample 16-week training plan round out this must-have training guide.
Mario Schmidt-Wendling studied sports science and holds an A license from the German Triathlon Union. He has been working as a professional triathlon coach since 2004 and has coached more than 1,200 successful long-distance finishes over the years. He founded the company sisu-training, which is one of the world’s most successful institutes for supporting triathletes, some who have gone on to win world, European, and national championship titles. His athletic roots are grounded in middle-distance running; he first got into triathlon in the early 1990s. From 1999 to 2005, he was a professional road cyclist, but then he fully immersed himself in his passion for coaching and now does triathlon more as a balance to everyday life. He lives with his wife and four children in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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