Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals (R): Getting Started and Staying with It (Paperback)

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USA-Triathlon, the national governing body for multi-sport racing, is committed to fostering the duathlon as the organization's "growth sport." With the full backing of USA-Triathlon--including sections on duathlon history and the forthcoming USA-T program for promoting duathlon--author Steven Jonas has penned the first modern guide for the aspiring multi-sport racer who cannot or simply doesn't want to swim. Well known for his original ground-breaking book Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies in two editions, and his USA-Triathlon Life column "Ordinary Mortals (R) Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas," the author covers: how the run-bike-run duathlon works; how to have fun, get and stay fit, and promote your health doing duathlons; the training principles and programs for races of varying lengths, from starting from scratch to Doin' the Du on a regular basis throughout the season, centered on a series of 13-week training programs; finding and choosing your races; the basic techniques of running, cycling and fast walking (which can be used on the run legs in both duathlon and triathlon); equipment; race planning and racing; and duathlon as part of a total program for healthy living. This book provides a wealth of knowledge and inspiration from a 29-season multi-sport racer, a prolific author on the subject, who is also a physician and professor of preventive medicine.

About the Author

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, is a professor of preventive medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine on Long Island, N.Y. In addition to the books mentioned above, he has also written 101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes and co-authored Championship Triathlon Training with top triathlon coach George Dallam, PhD. In 2012 he was starting his thirtieth season of multi-sport racing, having done well over 200 duathlons and triathlons.

Praise For…

“Dr. Steven Jonas is the author of one of the best triathlon training books ever written. Now, he offers his unique perspective as both an endurance athlete and a physician and preventive medicine expert to the duathlon. That’s a powerful combination. For those who would like to, as they say, ‘do the du,’ Dr. Jonas’s book is the one for you.”

—John Hanc, contributing editor, Runner’s World; author of The Coolest Race on Earth


“This new book by Steve Jonas provides information essential for training and competing in duathlons. With its easy-to-read format and practical advice, it should prove to be a great asset, particularly to those new to the sport.” —Roger Brockenbrough, USA-Triathlon Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year, 2010


Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals® is a great primer on the sport of duathlon.  It has everything you need to get you well on your way to duathlon success and enjoyment.” —Eric Schwartz of Duathlon.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762778249
ISBN-10: 0762778245
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
Publication Date: March 6th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English