Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes

One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes Review

You get that for which you pay. This book delivers on its promise. None of the workouts are "run for one hour" either. As an active triathlete, I am always looking for workouts to insert into my annual training plan. This book comes with 50 base, tempo, and speed workouts in each discipline. Basically, that gives you five or six workouts you can incorporate into each phase of your training (base, build, peak, etc). In addition, the authors provide advice on almost all the workouts on how to change it up, adapt it to your situation, and create different flavors of the same workout. For those of us that crave variety, this book doesn't have enough workouts to build an entire annual training plan for every distance, but it does have some really good workouts and advice on how to implement them.

I gave this book five stars because it is deserved. What frustrates me, however, is a lack of "advanced workouts" that coaches save for the athletes they are personally training. Even just one or two of those per discipline would have been nice (and that's really the only complaint I could come up with :-). Overall, this book is an excellent value. A few judicious purchases of other books with workouts combined with some internet research, and you'll have everything you need to fill in the workouts for an entire season of triathlon training.

One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes Overview

    Given the choice, most endurance athletes would reserve a few hours every day for training. But the growing ranks of triathletes, runners, and cyclists are proof that most endurance athletes are working professionals, many of them juggling workouts along with family and their jobs. One-Hour Workouts is the perfect solution for athletes who are pressed for time.

    Even endurance athletes can get a quality training session in one hour if the workout is focused. In One-Hour Workouts, three prominent coaches have teamed up to prove just that. Former professional triathlete Scott Molina (The Terminator), Mark Newton, and Michael Jacques give athletes smart workouts that will complement their existing training and keep season goals on track even in the busiest of weeks.

    Each of the 50 swim, bike, and run workouts is designed to fit into a lunch hour, including warm-up and cool-down. Athletes can choose a base, tempo, or speed workout for according to their training goals for the day.

    One of the cardinal rules for the committed athlete is “never miss a workout,” and with this book, athletes will greatly improve their chances of making that happen. In fact, when they begin to see positive results, they will undoubtedly reach for the more efficient workout more often.

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