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Women's Guide to Triathlon, The

Women's Guide to Triathlon, The

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    The Women’s Guide to Triathlon is the definitive companion for female triathletes. Authored by the national governing body of the sport, USA Triathlon, this landmark resource features expert instruction and personal insights from 20 of the world’s top female coaches and athletes:

    Rachel Sears Casanta

    Sarah Haskins

    Stacy T. Sims

    Siri Lindley

    Sage Rountree

    Sara McLarty

    Lindsay Hyman

    Margie Shapiro

    Melissa Mantak

    Tara S. Comer

    Melissa Stockwell

    Krista Austin

    Gale Bernhardt

    Wendy Francke

    Rebeccah Wassner

    Laurel Wassner

    Shelly O’Brien

    Melanie McQuaid

    Celeste Callahan

    Brenda Barrera

    With the latest research, proven techniques, and expert advice, this authoritative guide addresses the unique demands of today’s female triathletes. You’ll find the most effective strategies for training and competing through all of life’s stages; avoiding and overcoming common injuries; and balancing the constant demands of the sport, family, and work.

    For women, by women, The Women’s Guide to Triathlon is the one guide that every female triathlete should own.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Gearing Up

    Rachel Sears Casanta

    Chapter 2 Tri-Specific Strength Training and Performance Testing

    Sarah Haskins

    Chapter 3 Fueling the Female Triathlete

    Stacy T. Sims, PhD

    Chapter 4 Mental Training for the Inner Athlete

    Siri Lindley

    Chapter 5 Alternative Exercises for Triathletes

    Sage Rountree, PhD

    Chapter 6 Streamlining Your Swim

    Sara McLarty

    Chapter 7 Biking Strong

    Lindsay Hyman

    Chapter 8 Running Smart

    Margie Shapiro

    Chapter 9 Progressing From Sprint to Half Ironman

    Melissa Mantak, MA

    Chapter 10 The Traveling Triathlete

    Tara S. Comer

    Chapter 11 Race Day Strategy

    Melissa Stockwell

    Chapter 12 Injury Prevention and Recovery

    Krista Austin, PhD, CSCS

    Chapter 13 Coaching Options for Triathletes

    Gale Bernhardt

    Chapter 14 Training Through Different Life Stages

    Wendy Francke, MD

    Chapter 15 Integrating Triathlon Into Your Busy Life

    Rebeccah Wassner and Laurel Wassner

    Chapter 16 Starting Children in Triathlon

    Shelly O’Brien

    Chapter 17 Succeeding in Off-Road Triathlons

    Melanie McQuaid

    Chapter 18 Careers in Triathlon

    Celeste Callahan and Brenda Barrera

    About the Editor

    USA Triathlon is the national governing body of triathlon and other multisport disciplines in the United States. The organization is the sanctioning authority for more than 4,300 diverse events ranging from grassroots to national championship races across the country. The organization works to create interest and participation through a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races, and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon’s nearly 500,000 members are athletes of all ages, coaches, race directors, officials, parents, and multisport enthusiasts, all of whom contribute to the success of the sport in the United States.

    USA Triathlon is responsible for the identification, selection, and training of elite triathletes who represent the United States in international competition, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    USA Triathlon also fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and triathlon clubs around the country. In addition to local races in all 50 states, USA Triathlon hosts national and regional championships for triathletes ages 7 to 80-plus.

    USA Triathlon strives to expand and inspire the triathlon community while providing the resources required for all involved to reach their potential.

    Tara S. Comer is the chair of the USAT Women's Committee, which leads national efforts to support and create opportunities for women in triathlon while increasing their influence in the sport across the country.

    A triathlete for more than 15 years, Comer became a USAT-certified coach in 2008. She cofounded the Triathlon Club of New England in 2010, serving as its president and coach for three years. Since its creation, the club has grown to more than 200 members. Comer is also a 500-hour certified yoga instructor and combines her practice with her coaching to create innovative training programs that use the mind–body connection to improve performance, mental strength, and achievement in triathlon.

    In addition to being a leader in the multisport community, Tara is the creator of WomenRYSE, an innovative program that helps women take ownership of their health and fitness for life. Through this program, Tara has begun to create powerful social change and build a sustainable, supportive women’s health community.