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Going Long: Training for Triathlon’s Ultimate Challenge (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

Sep 1st, 2013 by krsnendu

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Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)

  • ISBN13: 9781934030066
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Internationally recognized coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in this second edition of Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing Ironman® distance triathlons ever written. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare every triathlete, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event.

Whether you are preparing for your first Ironman® or your fastest

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2 Responses to “Going Long: Training for Triathlon’s Ultimate Challenge (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)”

  1. GJC
    September 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    124 of 128 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    change of heart, June 23, 2003
    GJC (World) –

    AFTER THE RACE: THIS BOOK WORKS! I offered the below review before my first “official” ironman triathlon. I followed the advice and completed an Ironman in 11:51 (not blazing, but good enough for the first time). My longest training week was a 18 hour crash week, but none of my other weeks was longer than 10 hours. I focused on key workouts, made sure they were of the highest quality, and let the rest go. My time is even better, when you consider that I was out for 9 weeks in the early summer due to a broken arm (I couldn’t do any of the sports and walked about three times a week). So I put together a sub 12 hour performance in 13 weeks, with only one week being over 10 hours. Next time I will do more, and hopefully race better, but overall I am very pleased with the results this book yielded. It gave me a means for spending Sundays with my children rather than my running shoes, let me know that my swimming was not going to get much better without 10000 more yards a week, and helped me learn to be patient on the bike. If you have a life, but want to do an Ironman (yes!!! you can have both) purchase this book.

    At first a lot of the information in this book seemed to be a rehash of “The Triathlete’s Training Bible” as stated in my original review. But after reading the book carefully and really pondering what the authors have to say, there does appear to be a lot dedicated toward the art of completing an ironman triathlon. In all fiarness, I must change my review. And if some of the information has been printed in “The Triathlete’s Training Bible,” at least in this book it is all arranged with one purpose–to finish a full ironman.

    First, I must applaud the authors for their inclusion in the introduction. They admit that anyone can finish an Ironman triathlon if they have one thing: will. The down-to-earth tone permiates throughout the entire book.

    There are excellent lists for pacing on the bike, mental condition, getting the most from nutrition and the common sense notion that endurance on the bike leg is the most important portion of a successful ironman seems so simple that one does need to constantly remind oneself about it.

    Too often triathletes train, train, train, and then train some more. I get sick of hearing about macho-style workouts, and triathlon is just one portion of my life. If you work, have a family, practice other hobbies, actually give yourself to others, and don’t spend every dime you make on triathlon, the philosophies in this book will suit your lifestyle. The authors make a very convincing argument for having three major endurance workouts a week–75 to 100 minutes for the swim, 5 to 6 hours on the bike, and 90 to 150 minutes for the run. Instead of the megablock weekend torture fests that most triathletes brag about, they suggest doing runs in the middle of the week, and the bike on the weekends. All other workouts are secondary to these three. They also suggest that if you cannot find a purpose to a workout, simply leave it out and get more sleep.

    If you are preparing to embark on your first ironman or if you are a repeat customer, buy the book. 20 dollars now, might save you hours of wasted training time and minutes (if not hours), and personal suffering in your big race.

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  2. J. Morrissey
    September 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very useful ironman survival tips, July 31, 2003
    J. Morrissey (Boston, MA USA) –

    First of all, Going Long is not a rehash of Triathlete’s Training Bible. TTB gives you everything you need to prepare yourself physically to get to the starting line. Going Long gives you what you need to get to the finish line.

    The book addresses psychological and emotional issues during races, nutrition issues specific to ironman racing, not ironman training, as TTB does, and provides a lot of other useful information, such as race strategies.

    Compared to the other offerings available, this is one of the few that provides long distance racers the wisdom and experience of the author’s years racing, and can be put to immediate use.

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