Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon (Paperback)
★★★★★ Lays out all the elements needed to succeed and excel at triathlon without compromising the other important things in your life like family, friends and sleep.
In Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon--without sacrificing work or life.
Developed for busy professionals with demanding schedules, the Fast-Track Triathlete program makes your PR possible in Ironman(R), Ironman 70.3(R), Rev3, and Challenge triathlon in about 10 hours a week.
Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week--on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, preparing for long-distance triathlon is more challenging than the race itself.
Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon's laser-focused, effective approach to workouts, recovery, strength and mobility, and nutrition means you can prepare for triathlon's greatest challenges in just 7-10 hours per week for half-distance and 10-12 hours per week for full-distance.
Fast-Track Triathlete includes:
- Dixon's complete guide to creating a successful sport and life performance recipe
- How to plan out your triathlon training
- Scaling workouts for time and fatigue
- Training and racing during travel
- Executing your swim-bike-run and transitions plan on race day
- 10-week off-season training program with key workouts
- 14-week pre-season training program with key workouts
- 14-week comprehensive race-prep full and half training plans with fully integrated strength and conditioning
Dixon's first book, The Well-Built Triathlete, revealed his four-tiered approach to success in all triathlon race distances. Fast-Track Triathlete turbocharges Dixon's well-built program so even the busiest athletes can achieve their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them.
What other athletes are saying about FAST-TRACK TRIATHLETE:
★★★★★ I went from marathons and sprint tris straight to a full Ironman in 1 year while overcoming an injury with this plan.
★★★★★ The importance of sleep/rest, quality vs. quantity, endurance AND strength, nutrition, etc. -- this book shares such a realistic and balanced approach to training and helped me train for and complete my first Ironman (140.6) race as a working mother of 3 small children and a 13:32 finish time.
★★★★★ Breath of fresh air read on triathlon training - planning - life balance, in context of performance improvement.
About the Author
Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach. Dixon has coached amateur and professional triathletes to over 300 Ironman(R) and Ironman 70.3(R) wins and podiums, 200 Ironman World Championship qualifiers, and several world championships.He is founder and president of purplepatch fitness, a fitness and coaching company that caters to endurance athletes of all levels. Dixon is an Ironman University Master Coach and a former professional triathlete and two-time Olympic trials finalist in swimming. He has a master's degree in clinical and exercise physiology and contributes regularly to Triathlete, LAVA, Outside, and USA Triathlon magazines. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men's Journal, Outside, Men's Fitness, and Men's Health. Dixon is a Camelbak Global Hydration Adviser and Powertap Educator.