The Women’s Guide to Triathlon

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES - –JEN­NIFER FARAONE

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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.

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