Scott Tinley's Winning Triathlon

Scott Tinley, Author, Mike Plant, With McGraw-Hill/Contemporary $19.95 (186p) ISBN 978-0-8092-5117-9
Although the triathlon, which combines swimming, bicycling and running in sequence, has only recently become popular, its appeal is so great that some say it has become the preferred form of competition for the ""high-tech super jocks of the '80s.'' Scott, twice winner of the Hawaii Ironman contest (triathlon's ``Superbowl,'' open also to women), and Plant, founder and publisher of Running & Training News, engagingly discuss the fascination and challenge of the sport in an anecdotal, ``how-I-did-it'' style. Although they scrimp on nutrition and are silent about strength-building exercises for these grueling components of the triathlon, they offer thorough coverage of incremental and overall integrative training plus shrewd guidance on competition strategy and tactics. (April)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1986
Release date: 04/01/1986
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