Triathletes everywhere have done the math: the half-Iron triathlon is the perfect distance. This long-course race format is the fastest growing in triathlon for good reason: the training load is manageable for most triathletes. Yet long-course triathlon demands solid technique and endurance fitness.

Rodgers’s expert advice will simplify your planning and speed your training, with every tip, training plan, nutritional analysis and workout aimed at success in the half-Iron.

Packed with technique and drills built on the proven Ultrafit platform, The Perfect Distance: Training for Long-Course Triathlons is the first book to equip triathletes of all levels for the long course. Half-Ironman races are a pivotal stepping-stone toward the sport’s ultimate challenge—the Ironman.

Every facet of effective preparation for a long course event is thoroughly outlined. Extensive appendices featuring workouts for swim, bike, run, key training sessions, and indoor training make this book the ultimate resource.

Sport-specific chapters and detailed instruction on selecting equipment, making smart nutrition decisions, strength training, and overcoming common overuse injuries make for a complete resource for long-course triathletes.

Paperback with illustrations throughout.
6″ x 9″, 224 pp., $18.95, 9781931382946

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