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FASTER: Demystifying the Science of Triathlon Speed par [Gourley, Jim]
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Présentation de l'éditeur

Triathlon is among the world's most gear-intensive sports. The gear you select and how you use it can mean big results--or bigger disappointment.

FASTER takes a scientific look at triathlon to see what truly makes you faster--and busts the myths and doublespeak that waste your money and race times. In this fascinating exploration of the forces at play in the swim-bike-run sport, astronautical engineer and triathlete Jim Gourley shows where to find free speed, speed on a budget, and the gear upgrades that are worth it.

FASTER offers specific, science-based guidance on the fastest techniques and the most effective gear, answering questions like:

  • Which wetsuit is best for me?
  • What's the best way to draft a swimmer?
  • Should I buy a lighter bike?
  • Deep dish or disc wheels?
  • Are lighter shoes faster?
  • Who's right about running technique?

Gourley reviews published studies in peer-reviewed journals to show what scientists have learned about swim drafting, pacing the bike leg, race strategy for short and long-course racing, and the fastest ways to handle transitions.

FASTER will change how you think about your body, your gear, and the world around you. With science on your side, you'll make the smart calls that will make you a better, faster triathlete.

Biographie de l'auteur

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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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 197 pages
  • Editeur : VeloPress (13 septembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1937716449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937716448
  • ASIN: B00G4EA3GM
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27 internautes sur 27 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great book of common sense for Triathletes 24 février 2014
Par cvu777 - Publié sur
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I used all of the author's recommendations for my 2014 Eagleman 70.3 Ironman race. I have updated my review since each theory was tested. I hope this update helps you to race faster and save money. The author provides lots of physics and explanations on Force, Momentum, Acceleration, Drag, Gravity, Yaw, Aerodynamics and Wind Tunnel testing. His theories are so practical they border on common sense. Here's the summary of this great book: 1) Lose weight! Don't buy a Cervelo P5 when the difference between the P2 is about 3lbs. Save the money and lose 15 to 20lbs. Losing weight will make you more efficient in the pool. You will feel great on the run & on the bike. It will also keep you from overheating as fast as fat athletes. Force = mass x acceleration. If you lose mass (15 to 20 lbs), and your force is the same, you will have faster acceleration. After I lost 25 pounds over two years, my run speed increased from a 12 minute per mile to a 10 minute per mile. Look to the pros for motivation: Sebastian Kienle - 161 lbs, Jan Frodeno - 165 lbs, Frederik Van Lierde - 163 lbs and Craig Alexander - 150 lbs. They are thin and they win! 2) Buy tires with low rolling resistance. My continental gatorskins have 2x the rolling resistance of the Continental GP 4000s. I purchased the GP 4000s and I currently use my old tires on my bike trainer. 3) Work on your swim and run techniques. Go to a Masters Program and a good running program. Training with a Masters and running group really helped me when I did not feel like working out. 4) Buy a Power Meter. After my 70.3, I purchased a Stages Power meter and I highly recommend this purchase. The power meter measures your power and cadence. Its unfortunate that I'm only able to generate only 130W on my rides. I hope to get it to 175 to 200 Watts in 6 months when I race in the 2015 Eagleman 70.3 in Salisbury, MD. 5) Rent your Zipp Wheels; don't buy them unless your power meter is 250 Watts or above and you completed Step 1. For $180, I did rent Zipp Firecrest 404 wheels for my 2014 Eagleman 70.3. I was 1.5 mph faster and shaved 18 minutes off my 56 mile bike with the 404 wheels which was pretty sweet; Free speed with no additional effort! However, since I only will race maybe one to two IM races per year, I cannot justify paying over $2000 for a set of zipps. It would take 10 years to recoup the price and they will have updated the technology by then. I'll probably rent a set of Firecrest 808 wheels for the 2015 Eagleman. 6) Get a proper bike fit - The Retul method is pricey but better than FIST fittings. I went and paid $$ to get this done. It was worth the money. I also purchased an ISM Adamo saddle to make my rides more comfortable. His other tips are great so buy this book.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Faster, Cheaper, Lighter! 11 mai 2017
Par Nate R - Publié sur
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As a salty old nuke submariner, I have always worked off the theory of faster, cheaper, lighter. Power increases when you can make the other three happen. In racing with a human engine, we are solving for faster. This book explains why some upgrades are worth the expense, why the drive-thru is your most expensive investment, and which upgrades are marginal at best. And shave your beard, not your legs.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 good book for beginner triathletes, not so good for seasoned triathletes that are above average. 7 décembre 2013
Par Pablo Piquerez-Caviglia - Publié sur
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I found this book as a good book for the average age grouper that wants to get faster without spending tons of money. Several concepts are applicable to all athletes, like concentrating in YOUR improvement (the engine) more than buying expensive gear. With that said, once you have been working on your "engine" (including having a coach, training with power meter, etc) then gear can make the difference! This past November I competed for second time in Ironman Florida, I got a Zipp disc wheel to try and unfortunately it was too close to the race and didn't feel like using it, when I asked my coach "do you think it would help me be faster?" He answered "when you go to transition area look at what the Pros are using, they have the choice of using whatever they want and yet they ALL use discs", so gear matters and it matters more as you get more competitive, above average.

Some concepts were oversimplified, like the importance of a new frame, well I didn't see anything related to bike stiffness and how that affects power transfer, same with racing wheels.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Couldn't put it down 24 avril 2014
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The best read for a long time. This week I was on leave and doing some final training before Ironman Australia in 2 weeks time. This is an awesome book for getting the mind prepared for a big event like an Ironman, and provides some really go tips for each of the disciplines, and pulls them together in the last chapter. Being an Aerospace Engineer, I thoroughly enjoyed the way Jim (an Astranautical Engineer) balances the essential theory with an interesting dialogue, keeping everything relevant to the topic of how to go faster in a Triathlon. The most important points are: draft in the swim with fingers slightly spread, get a power meter, a good bike fit, low rolling resistance tires, save some energy for the run if it is long course. I look forward to Jim's next book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent Information 3 octobre 2013
Par John Kavouris - Publié sur
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Excellent book with great information for the everyday triathlete. Does a great job explaining engineering concepts in simple terms. If you think you need to buy top of the line triathlon gear, reading this book first will save you a lot of money.
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