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Old 01-20-09, 05:16 AM   #1
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If you could only recomend one book on triathlon training it would be???

I am self coaching so I need some help here plz. Thanks, oh and what kind of shoes that are reasonably priced for my shimano clip in pedals do you recomend. One guy recomended shoes that were like 300 Im a poor athlete and student gotta be way cheaper. is there a good website for shoes?

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Are you a beginning triathlete?

What do you have for shoes currently?

I have a little bit wider foot, and went with Sidi for shoes and they are much better than my PI shoes for my foot. I think I have 4 books for triathlon and the ones by Joe Friel are the best in my opinion.
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I have two pairs of Shimano shoes (one road and one tri)...I like them both very much.

Book ----> http://www.amazon.com/Triathlon-101-...424257-5101508
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I just got that one for a Christmas present. I like the Friel books better. But, that is just my opinion.
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Hello gentlemen thanks so much for the advice, I ended up getting Shimano shoes because they were comfortable and on sale. I will definately check out the authors and books you all recomended. I have been training a little while now and have realized that I have forgotten the difference between working out and training. I now remember how much more I like training and the challenge of having goals athletically. The swimming is so freaking hard, I have never been a great swimmer.
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Beginner Ha Ha

Damn right Im a beginner but back when the sport first began I used to train a lot of triathletes on weights and stretching. That was well over 20 years ago, I feel like I don't know anything anymore and I guess relatively speaking I don't so I am axious for all the advice anyone wants to give me, as long as they feel like they know what they are talking about. I should be doing my first mini tri at the end of March.
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Oh by the way I ordered Friel's book the triathletes bible. I actually listent to advice.
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I read a book once called triathlon for mere mortals, it was written by an over wieght doctor who decided to get back in shape and do a tri, very funny and informative, a great read.
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Slow, Fat Triathlete is a pretty fun one. I can't say it has alot for training, but I found it enjoyable. A break from all the technical stuff in the training bible. It also has a chapter for spouses on watching a triathlon. A must read.
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You'd better go read Total Immersion if your swimming is killing you!
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