- Taschenbuch: 216 Seiten
- Verlag: Velopress (10. September 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1937715027
- ISBN-13: 978-1937715021
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,9 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 216.884 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Faster: Demystifying the science of triathlon speed (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. September 2013
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"An easy-to-read, witty book that will save you time and money." - Jordan Rapp, 5-time Ironman champion
""An easy-to-read, witty book that will save you time and money."" - Jordan Rapp, 5-time Ironman champion
EVERY TRIATHLETE WANTS TO GET FASTER. But while training delivers big gains early on, eventually hard work only maintains the status quo. You can try to buy speed with gear upgrades, but costly high-tech equipment doesn't always deliver the results you're chasing.
"FASTER" puts free speed at your fingertips. Aerospace engineer and seasoned triathlete Jim Gourley teaches athletes how to turn knowledge into power by exploring the forces that matter most in triathlon. You will find out how to get the most out of training, gear upgrades, and technology.
Even the fittest triathletes are subject to the laws of physics--like drag, friction, and rolling resistance. By understanding the forces that act on you and your gear in swimming, cycling, and running, you can build up a real advantage on race day. You'll also get the truth behind the latest trends and fads in technique, training tools, and product design. And, with science on your side, you can make the smart calls to become a better, faster triathlete.
Jim Gourley is a teacher, a writer--and yes, a rocket scientist. His articles on the science and technology of triathlon and cycling have been widely published in "Triathlete," "Inside Triathlon," "LAVA," "Peloton," and "Bicycle Times" magazines.
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Well, maybe not. Jim Gourley, in his new book Faster, uses science to demystify many of these long held beliefs. It's no wonder triathletes (and I am one myself) are such easy targets for the marketing genius' who peddle their wares--we are suckers. We flock to companies that promise to shave a minute or two off our time, or guarantee a faster recovery all for some inflated price tag. Triathletes can't seem to buy these products fast enough. But, do we even know what we are buying and what these products REALLY do? A marketing promise after all is something that should be taken with a grain of salt.
In his new book, Faster, Jim Gourley, attempts to demystify these promises and guarantees. These common traps triathletes so readily fall for simply to be a little bit "Faster."
Read this book, save yourself some time and a whole lot of money. Gourley uses sound science and proven facts to show what works and what doesn't. Where to spend those hard earned dollars and when to keep them in your wallet. Before you hit your local triathlon shop, where they are hoping you can't wait to shell out big dollars on a P5, some Zipp 808 race wheels and all the goodies to go all with it, do yourself, and your retirement account a favor and spend a couple of days and reading this book.
This book breaks it down into readable, smart graphics and writing about the WHY behind component design as well as techniques. Want to run faster? There's physics about stride length that's relatable. Want to ride faster? Learn about if having an aerodynamic or light bike is more important, and how fast you have to ride for any of it to matter. It's a great gift for any of those nerdy friends you have who crinkle their numbers before races or babble on at dinner about their new minimalist shoes. If you're one of those people, this could save you a lot of time and money, and provide you with some cold, hard science the next time you smackdown on the group ride.