The Time-Crunched Triathlete (Paperback)

Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week (Time-Crunched Athlete)

By Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg

VeloPress, 9781934030615, 314pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2010

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

The Time-Crunched Triathlete reveals a fast-pacing training program that will bring you competitive fitness and speed in a fraction of the time of traditional triathlon training methods. In as few as 8 hours per week, you can develop the speed and endurance you need to race for the podium in sprint to 70.3 triathlon race distances.

Drawing from methods developed at CTS for their busy triathlon coaching clients, The Time-Crunched Triathlete brings high-intensity interval training (HIIT), smart and proven field tests for monitoring progress, an integrated nutrition program, and strategic coaching guides to help you race to your strengths. This innovative training program will deliver fitness in three sports while fitting into your busy weekly schedule.

The Time-Crunched Triathlete includes CTS workouts for swimming, cycling, running, and bricks; intermediate and advanced training plans for sprint (6 weeks) and Olympic (8 weeks) race distances; an 8-week 70.3 training plan, transition training programs to extend your fitness throughout your season; and a time-crunched strength training program.

Most triathletes would enjoy training more if they could, but when more training time isn't an option, The Time-Crunched Triathlete brings effective tools to make sure you can keep racing using the time you have.



About the Author

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach and best-selling author. He has coached elite athletes since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. Jim Rutberg is the editorial director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems and co-author, with Chris Carmichael, of the New York Times best-seller The Ultimate Ride (2003), Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006).


Praise For The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week (Time-Crunched Athlete)

“You will want to plan your 2011 schedule with The Time-Crunched Triathlete at your side.” — Active.com

“With this science-backed program to reduce time but not results, The Time-Crunched Triathlete might be the answer to your busy calendar.” — Triathlon Magazine Canada

“Written for the huge majority of triathletes who have limited training time...A novice triathlete should have no difficult understanding the book’s concepts, yet a veteran triathlete will still gain valuable, time-saving tips and strategies.” — Liberty Sports magazine