The BabyBird Guide to Triathlon: Decide Your Distance, Focus on the Finish
Not sure which triathlon is the right one for you? Demystify the distance decision process with the BabyBird Guide to Triathlon, a book you can read in 30 minutes. Providing details on various race distances is just the beginning. This packed-full guide includes other important considerations, like related costs, training requirements, and personal sacrifices required to increase your chances for a successful and fulfilling race day.
Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned veteran of the sport, physical fitness and ability is only one consideration when deciding which distance is right for you. BabyBird will pedal you through the process from the moment the racing seed is planted all the way to what to expect on race day!
Author, Coach and Athlete, Carrie Barrett, takes readers on a history of modern day triathlon and its meteoric growth since its humble beginnings in the late 1970s. After giving a brief description of common race distances, Barrett then outlines an extensive and helpful list of self-evaluation questions that allows the reader to reflect on things like: financial resources, time, location, course elevation, physical strengths, weaknesses, and long-term goals; all important items that should influence your distance decision.
Even if you have to delay a particular race to a more advantageous time, rest assured, the sport of triathlon is going strong with new races and courses sprouting up all over the globe. As everyone knows, the early bird gets the worm and the BabyBird Guide to Triathlon prepares you in advance so that you can decide the right distance and then focus on the finish!
About the Author, Carrie Barrett
Carrie Barrett is a USAT L1 certified coach and founder of FOMO Training based in Austin, Texas where she coaches runners and multisport athletes to finish lines at races of all distances. She’s also a public speaker and freelance writer and her articles have appeared at IRONMAN, Training Peaks, and LAVA Magazine. In addition, Carrie is a monthly columnist for Austin Fit Magazine. Her Coach Carrie column often features free training plans and her humorous perspective about training and racing.
Since her very humbling (and often humorous) beginnings in marathons and triathlons, Barrett has gone on to compete in multiple running and triathlon events including the Inaugural 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater in 2006, The Boston Marathon, and five full Ironman Triathlons. In addition, she’s honored to have been selected as one of five Specialized Women Ambassadors in the country. Her role? Get women on bikes!
When she’s not writing or coaching, Carrie loves to travel, eat her veggies, and ride bikes with her husband. She also plays guitar and performs with Girl Guitar Austin.
You can reach Carrie at FOMO training or on twitter at @fomocoach.
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