The Women’s Guide to Triathlon
USA Triathlon Human Kinetics
Created for women by women, each of the 18 chapters of the Women’s Guide to Triathlon is written by an acknowledged authority in the sport, including Olympians, world champions, expert coaches and medical professionals.
The book addresses modifying diet based on monthly hormonal cycles, optimizing training through pregnancy or menopause, preventing injuries common to women, and finding the proper bike setup and fit to accommodate the female anatomy. The authors also address key topics such as travelling to races, how to find a coach and how to get children involved in the sport.
Super coach Siri Lindley’s chapter on “Mental Training for the Inner Athlete,” will get your brain in the game and Olympic swimmer Sara Mclarty’s “Streamlining Your Swim,” tackles what for many triathletes is the hardest discipline. Former Xterra World Champion Melanie Mcquaid gives readers the ins and outs of taking it off road in her chapter “Succeeding in Off-road Triathlons.” Readers will also appreciate the detailed sample training plans from sprint to Olympic and half distance races.
This is a valuable resource for women to improve their involvement in the sport.