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    Virginia Aronson,Steven Jonas
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Jonas, Steven; Aronson, Virginia. Introduction - The road to Sag Harbor - Choosing a triathlon - Run, bike and swim: technique - The basic principles of triathlon training for ordinary mortals - Starting from scratch: the basic aerobic fitness program - The triathloning for ordinary mortals training program - Equipment - The triathlon training table: nutrition for ordinary mortals.

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Well known for Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals(R), The Essential Triathlete, and his USA-Triathlon Magazine column "Ordinary . Dr. Steven Jonas is the author of one of the best triathlon training books ever written.

Well known for Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals(R), The Essential Triathlete, and his USA-Triathlon Magazine column "Ordinary Mortals(R) Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas," the author offers: A brief history of duathlon and a look ahead at the sport's exciting development, written by USA-TriathlonHow to "Focus Your Mind" for happy, healthy, and successful duathloning How to find an. Now, he offers his unique perspective as both an endurance athlete and a physician and preventive medicine expert to the duathlon. That's a powerful combination.

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A regimen for training that can be followed by anyone, anywhere, any time of year, and that makes triathloning a pleasure rather than an ordeal. The explosion of interest in physical fitness that has sent Americans running, bicycling, and swimming by the tens of thousands now extends to the fitness competition that combines all three --triathloning. Steven Jonas, a former nonathlete who began endurance sports in middle age, offers an accessible program for anyone from beginner to experienced jogger. Dr. Jonas's own experiences are the basis of this user-friendly book, directed to the person who wants to do more than just run. He sets forth basic recommendations on equipment necessary for triathloning and outlines a three-phased training program that will take the untrained beginner to a state of fitness where he or she can complete a triathlon of moderate distance. The book includes a chapter on nutrition and a stretching program. Dr. Jonas has revised and updated the work to include information on how to run longer races, how to train for the increasingly popular duathlon (run/bike/run), and new tips from his further fifteen years of experience. Techniques, fitness, training, equipment, nutrition, pre-race, the race itself --a readable introduction for the aspiring recreational triathloner. A new chapter on duathlons and how to run longer races, and updated appendixes on the latest magazines and books of interest to triathloners.

I hope to do my first triathlon next year. People have stated to me that I can never do anything physical like running recently I have begun to prove them wrong. This short girl needs a short bike which I got and I plan on improving my swimming form. I used to do synchronized swimming when I was younger so that should help maybe. I plan on using this book as a guide to my training. I have only read the first chapter but so far it looks like the perfect book to use as a guide.
I am coming up on my first sprint triathlon within a few months of purchase of the book. Give yourself at least 3-4 months to be able to follow the training suggestions/guidelines in the book and you won't be disappointed. Very informative and eases the tension you feel for your first try at a tri!
This book takes a sane, low-key approach to triathloning. The author did his first one when he was about 45. Very well written, with detailed training plans and lots of interesting anecdotes. HIGHLY recommended
Good book for beginners. I enjoyed the authors humor and style. This was a good place for me to start my triathlon adventures.
It was perfect.
NOTE: This review applies to the FIRST EDITION. I just found out there is a Second Edition. I will oder and review it forthwith.

I rated this book 4 stars because it is an old 5 star book.

First, this book is for rank beginners. If you say, "Gee, I want to try this cross-training thing called a triathlon . . .um, where do I start?", then this is the book for you.

Second, the book IS DATED. It was originally written in 1984 and updated in 1996. A lot has happened since then; distances have been standardized, new equipment and techniqes have evolved, advances in nutrition and kinesiology.

Now, my reivew.

This is a marvelous book in a lot of ways. If you have no clue how to get started, this book will help you a lot. Unlike some of the reviewers here, and as stated by the author, this is TRIATHLONING FOR ORDINDARY MORTALS. Dr. Jonas lays out a program of exercise that rank amatuers can accomplish. He presents this information in a way that you can directly apply without a coach. The object of the book, as stated on page 23:

"This book is for you if you an average recreational endurance athlete of modest ability who would like to do a triathlon of modest proportions [Olympic]. It is also for you if you are not yet 'average recreational endurance athlete of modest ability' but would like to become one, with the goal in mind of doing a triathlon of modest proportions'" . . .This book is not for you if your ambition is to do an 'Ironman' triathlon."

Phase One is a three month prelude to developing an aerobic base, to get you used to exercising. Phase Two is a six month program to get you sufficiently fit to train for a triathlon. Phase Three is a three month program to COMPLETE a triathlon.

The nutrition and equipment discussion in the book are dated. However, the advice he offers, such as going to a specialty shoe store to get fitted, is not.

As to counting minutes vs miles, in one of the previous reviews, the BEST way for an amateur to build thier aerobic capacity is over time. Miles work best for people who are already there and have advanced beyond what this book may teach. You need to practice technique and intervals and that is beyond this book. I reccommend the 12 week walk/run program offered by the British Columbia sports medicene group a replacement for the run program.

I really enjoyed reading this book 5 years ago and again now. Science and technology have moved on, but sage advice is still golden.
It got me pumped up in the beginning, but I found it to be not aggressive enough partway thru the book. It really bogs down on stuff that endurance athletes already know instinctively, and thru practice.
If you're a couch potato, and want to get in shape, think about triathloning, you won't get bored doing one thing like running or biking. This book would be for you. Very simple, and not very specific.
If you've already done one of the three endurance sports, look for another book, I know I am...
This book is a great way to enter the world of triathlon. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because it is slightly incomplete and references other books. However, I think anyone who really gets into tris will find that this is generally the case. Glad I found this book to get me started! Oh, and regarding Miles vs. Minutes: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I'll go with the Minutes system since world champions Mike Pigg and Mark Allen swear by it and I would be wary of the disparagement of this method from someone who has never done a triathlon.