This book will focus on getting athletes to their first triathlon, rather than getting faster. Learn how to prepare, physically and mentally, for short distance triathlon. So you've made the decision and now you're committed. You are going to compete in your first triathlon. Awesome! Now, what do you do? "First Triathlon" will focus on getting athletes to their first triathlon, rather than getting faster. Learn how to prepare, physically and mentally, for short distance triathlon. The book guides the novice triathlete from the training phase all the way through to the successful completion of their first triathlon. This easy-to-use beginner's guide to short distance triathlon is essential reading for the athlete who is ready to compete in an endurance competition. Featuring valuable insight and words of wisdom from Olympic Gold Medal coach Lance Watson, this accessible and colourful user's-guide to short distance training contains only the essential training information a new triathlete needs.
For over twenty years, Lance Watson has been the driving force behind Olympic champions, Ironman champions and many successful endurance athletes. Watson is a certified National Coaching Institute "Master Coach", and a co-founder and builder of Canada's world-renowned National Triathlon Center. He has led Olympic Teams and has been named Triathlon Canada's Elite Coach of the Year a record 5 times. In 2004, Watson founded LifeSport Coaching (the official coaches of Ironman). Since then, LifeSport has quickly developed an international reputation for its specialized coaching.