What’s New in the Fourth Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. The science and sport of triathlon have changed much since the previous edition released. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, improves on the skill development techniques, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.
World recognised endurance sport coach, Joe Friel, has ‘completely rewritten the world’s most recognized guide to triathlon’ – The Triathlete’s Training Bible. Beginning from a blank page, Coach Friel rewrote his bible of triathlon to reflect ‘recent and rapid changes in endurance sports science and practice’.
The new edition of the popular book includes new ways to personalize training, speed recovery, boost strength, improve skills and technique, use power meters for cycling and running, save time, and ‘cut out the noise in a flood of training data’. The all-new fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible focuses on the best ways for triathletes of any level to improve in the swim, bike, run sport and meet their challenging race goals.
The Triathlete’s Training Bible, 4th Ed, and its newly updated companion, The Triathlete’s Training Diary, are now available in bookstores, in triathlon shops, and online.
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is billed as the best-selling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes. Joe Friel is one of the most trusted coaches in the world, and his triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon. He has completely rewritten this new fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter.
This new edition equips triathletes of all abilities with the detail they should consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. Joe guides triathletes to develop their own personalized triathlon training program, and
Become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner
Train with the right intensity and volume
Gain maximum fitness from every workout
Make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining
Adapt training plans throughout the season based on progress and conflicts
Build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training
Improve body composition with smarter nutrition
A release from the book publisher, Velopress, adds that triathletes of all levels will get stronger, smarter, and faster using this all-new version of the bible of the sport.
Accompanying the release of the all-new Triathlete’s Training Bible is Friel’s updated, second edition of The Triathlete’s Training Diary. The diary is positioned as an ideal companion to any triathlon training program, offering a way for triathletes to plan, record and better understand their workouts and performances.
This paper workout log is designed to be simple to use, ‘never requires a login or password, and can be customized to meet the needs of any triathlon training schedule’. The Triathlete’s Training Diary can help triathletes spot strengths or weaknesses in their training that ‘don’t show up on an online dashboard’.
Joe Friel founded TrainingBible Coaching and co-founded TrainingPeaks, the web-based software company. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon (USAT) and USA Cycling coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry.
Friel is the best-selling author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, The Cyclist’s Training Bible, Fast After 50, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, The Power Meter Handbook, and Your First Triathlon.