Triathlons for Women, 4th Ed.


Celebrated pioneer of women’s triathlon Sally Edwards guides women from the first workout to race day so they will enjoy their first triathlon and the beginning of a healthier lifestyle.

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For over 20 years, Sally Edwards has cheered, prodded, and even pushed hundreds of thousands of women across the finish line of their first triathlon. That’s because Sally believes triathlon changes women into healthier, happier people. As spokesperson of the Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series and the Trek Women Triathlon Series, Sally has inspired women to take up a new challenge and find a renewed passion for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sally will guide you from the first day of training to race day, with plenty of encouragement along the way. Sally leaves no question unanswered, from workouts to the transition zone to the most common question of all—what to wear. Triathlons for Women has everything you need to get started:

  • Begin training with a comprehensive 8-week training plan
  • Keep your training fun with a wide variety of workouts
  • Improve your technique with simple drills for swimming, cycling, and running
  • Follow Sally’s commonsense advice for better nutrition

With Sally’s help, any woman can renew her passion for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Paperback. 2-color interior with charts, tables, and illustrations throughout.
6″ x 9″, 296 pp., $19.95, 9781934030400

Triathlons for Women, 4th Ed.:

Shipping Dimensions: 6.00in x 9.00in x 0.75in pp $19.95, Inventory 9781934030400, Shipping 1.02lbs

Foreword by Karen Smyers
Foreword by Maggie Sullivan
Preface to the Fourth Edition

1 Women as Triathletes
2 Get Inspired
3 The Fundamentals of Smart Training
4 Training Plans
5 Basic Moves for Swimming
6 Basic Moves for Cycling
7 Basic Moves for Running
8 The Art of the Transition
9 Racing: You Go, Girlfriend!
10 Tools of the Triathlon Game
11 Eating for Training and Racing
12 Weight Loss for Triathletes
13 Wellness and Triathlon


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”[Triathlons for Women] helps any woman become a triathlete.” — USA Triathlon Life magazine

”Sally Edwards is one of the pioneers of the sport. [She] is women’s triathlon!” — Maggie Sullivan, race director of Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series and Trek Women Triathlon Series

”A must-read for beginner and experienced triathletes. I prepared for my first triathlons using Sally Edwards’ Triathlons for Women. This new version contains all the latest information on training and exercise science. Repeat triathletes will learn something new, too. I’ve completed nearly 20 triathlons–and there always something new to learn from Sally Edwards. She’s a great inspiration.” —

Triathlons for Women is aimed right at the beginner to intermediate level triathlete. It’s both motivating and informative.” —

”A comprehensive book for women triathletes…filled with useful advice and training tips.” —

Triathlons for Women is for women of any age.” — Colorado Runner magazine

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