Part I: Getting Ready to TriChapter 1. So You Wanna Tri?Chapter 2. Planning to RaceChapter 3. Getting the Right StuffPart II: Triathlon Training BasicsChapter 4. Swim Training: The Key Is TechniqueChapter 5. Bike Training: Putting in the MileageChapter 6. Run Training: Putting One Foot in Front of the OtherChapter 7. Training for All ThreePart III: Tri-ing Your BestChapter 8. Fueling Up for TriathlonChapter 9. Staying HealthyChapter 10. Peaking to RaceChapter 11. Tri, Tri Again
John M. Mora is a prolific sports, health and fitness, and medical writer. He is a former contributing editor to Triathlete and is the running columnist and triathlon feature writer for Windy City Sports. He has written over 300 articles for national magazines, such as American Health, Women's Sports & Fitness, and Runner's World. He also coauthored Paula Newby-Fraser's Peak Fitness for Women (Human Kinetics, 1995) with eight-time Gatorade Hawaii Ironman Triathlon world champion Paula Newby-Fraser.
Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman. He currently owns Creative CopyWriting, a business that specializes in writing brochures and direct mail copy for companies in the health and fitness industry. Mora lives and trains in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago.
"""John Mora has put together an excellent overall cross section of triathlon-related material. This book covers many topics left out of more technical manuals and personal history biographies. It is a worthy addition to any sports library."""
The Flyrod Group, Inc.
Two-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion
"""John Mora's book is as complete a guide to the sport of triathlon as you'll ever find. A must read for the triathlon rookie."""
Editor and Publisher