The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool for Faster, Stronger Racing, 2nd Ed. (Paperback)
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A perfect companion to any triathlon training program, The Triathlete’s Training Diary offers an ideal way for you to plan, record, and better understand your workouts and performance. With undated pages for use any time of the year, this diary offers plenty of space for all the objective and subjective performance metrics you might want to track in a smart format that’s been carefully designed, tested, and refined by Joe Friel, the top coach in the sport of triathlon.
The Triathlete’s Training Diary is wirebound to lay flat and flips easily so you can look up past workouts or settle your pre-race nerves by proving to yourself that you’ve done the work. This paper workout log is simple to use, never requires a login or password, and can be completely customized to meet your needs for any triathlon training schedule. This physical record of your workouts will reveal insights that don’t display on an online dashboard.
Fully compatible with Joe Friel’s best-selling training programs like The Triathlete’s Training Bible, Your First Triathlon, Going Long, and Your Best Triathlon, this diary simplifies the planning and execution of your triathlon training.
High-performing athletes know that a training diary is an invaluable tool. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, even elite triathletes keep a training log to hone their feel for performance, consolidate training data in one location, track their progress, monitor for injuries and overtraining, and reshape their goals throughout the season.
The Triathlete’s Training Diary includes:
- Coach Friel’s introduction to the essential details of keeping a training log.
- Friel’s guide to planning out your season.
- Season goals, Annual training hours, Weekly training hours
- 53 undated weekly spreads.
- Space for every training metric like rest/recovery, weight, workout type, route, distance/time, average heart rate and power, zones, weather, heart rate, RPE, and your custom notes
- Room for two-a-day workouts.
- Weekly Summary charts
- Race Results Summary to log finish times, split times, pre- and post-race nutrition, efforts, and age-group rankings
- Physiological test results such as VO2max and lactate threshold.
- Training Grids to graph the data you choose
- Road and mountain bike measurements with space to note adjustments
- Your favorite routes and best times
- Season results summary
- Race day gear checklist
What gets measured gets managed. Add The Triathlete’s Training Diary to your program and you’ll unlock valuable insights that can help you improve in your sport.
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