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Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks

Eric Harr

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20 Jun 2005
308 pages - 232 x 190 x 25mm
Next time someone dares you to take on the challenge of a triathlon, take the bet. Eric Harr did and it changed his life. He is now a fitness and triathlon expert who can show anyone the techniques for getting in shape for this demanding event. This standard program explodes the myths of the triathlon: you do not have to be an experienced runner and training does not have to take over your life. Harr's program demands just five hours a week for training and is suitable for even a rank beginner with the barest of fitness levels. Each chapter approaches a different sport and the combinations found in triathlon events. The workouts can be tailored to individual athletic strengths and weaknesses. Included are: Chapters on each of the sports as well as chapters on how to integrate workouts in all three Special focus on integrating training into busy lives and the "no excuses" method of training Advice on which gear a rookie triathlete can and can't live without Chapter on race day features a detailed checklist of the things no triathlete should be without at a race
Author and professional triathlete Eric Harr began his career as an out-of-shape legal clerk living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After training by commuting on his mountain bike, he competed in his first athletic event, the St. Croix Triathlon. He waddled across the finish, ahead of a few noted professionals.

Almost one year after that event, Eric was ranked sixth in the world and was named Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has won 30 amateur and pro events in 23 countries and has represented the United States in two World Championship events. He is about to undertake the Hawaii Ironman as the culmination of The Ultimate Challenge, in which he's competed in 10 of the world's most strenuous and celebrated athletic events to raise money for international charities including Special Olympics.

Eric is also a TV and radio show host, a columnist for "Shape" magazine, a nationally syndicated columnist for the "Los Angeles Times" and the author of "The Portable Personal Trainer." He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Alexandra Stretton, and their dog Owen.
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