Author(s): Sam Murphy
Triathlon - a demanding combination of swimming, cycling and running - is by definition, more complicated that a single sport. How do you train for three activities at once, and remain injury free while you're doing it? Where can you practise swimming in open water? Should you focus on your strongest discipline, or your weakest? And then there's the race itself. Not only the physical challenge, but also the practicalities of getting out of a wetsuit and on to a bike against the clock, of riding a bike in close proximity to others and staying fuelled up throughout the race. This book takes the trial out of triathlon and ensures your first race experiences are fun, foolproof and successful.
'A clear and concise picture of what you need to think about when taking up triathlon.' 220 Triathlon magazine
Sam Murphy is one of the UK's leading fitness and health experts, contributing to The Guardian, Financial Times and Health & Fitness, among others. She has written six previous books, including Run for Life (translated into 8 languages) and Running Well. She is a training consultant to the London Marathon and speaks regularly at conferences on fitness and health. Sam has raced distances from 3000 metres to 100 miles and is a 14-time marathon runner; she ran her first triathlon in 2006 and is a self-confessed addict.