BookSerious triathletes may be the most tech-savvy of all athletes. You have the latest devices and know that data to improve your performance are at hand, but putting it all together can be a daunting, confusing task.
Triathlete, coach, researcher, and author Jim Vance maintains that, despite access to the relevant information, most triathletes start a race undertrained or overtrained. That’s why he’s developed Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training, the first program to take advantage of the latest science and technology.
Triathlon 2.0 examines the sport’s most popular devices, including cycling power meters, GPS trackers, and heart rate monitors. Capture the most accurate readings, learn what they mean, and, just as important, what they don’t. Then, put the numbers to work for you, translating your data into a comprehensive program based on your performance needs and triathlon goals.
With Triathlon 2.0, you will learn these skills:
- Establish and identify optimal aerobic fitness base.
- Determine the exact number of intervals for the most effective training and quickest recovery.
- Identify performance markers to track training results.
- Develop a tapering plan for peak performance.
- Monitor pace and progress in real time.
Table of ContentsForeword
Benefits of Technology in Training
Chapter 1. Cycling Technology
Chapter 2. Running Technology
Chapter 3. Swimming Technology
Chapter 4. Assessing Triathlon Fitness
Chapter 5. Planning the Training Year
Chapter 6. Training Analysis Software
Chapter 7. Stress-Based Periodization
Chapter 8. Transition and Preparation Phases
Chapter 9. Base Phase
Chapter 10. Build Phase
Chapter 11. Tapering and Peaking
Chapter 12. Prerace Preparations
Chapter 13. In-Race Monitoring
Chapter 14. Postrace Analysis
Chapter 15. Postseason Analysis
About the Author
“Jim Vance is the best not only at creating a training program but in explaining the program in a way that anyone can understand.”
Bob Babbitt-- Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee, Cofounder, Competitor Magazine, Host, Babbittville Radio and The Endurance Sports Network
“Knowing how to use the latest technology to improve training also means faster racing. Put them together and you have a winning combination. Jim Vance is among the smartest coaches in the United States. I highly recommend this book.”
Joe Friel-- Cofounder, TrainingPeaks
“While many people know how to collect data, Jim is an expert in understanding it and teaching others how to make decisions with it.”
Adam Zucco-- Training Bible Coaching
ExcerptsBenefits Of Technology In Training
Popular And Useful Technology Used To Train During Runs
Stress Based Periodization