From the author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals®, this is the first modern guide to training for and enjoying the run-bike-run race that has become USA-Triathlon’s “growth sport:” The Duathlon. With the participation of USA-Triathlon, which provided a chapter about its duathlon-promotion program launched in 2012, author Steven Jonas has penned the first modern guide for the aspiring multi-sport racer who simply wants to “Do the Du” (no swimming required). Well known for Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals®, The Essential Triathlete, and his USA-Triathlon Magazine column “Ordinary Mortals®: Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas,” Dr. J. offers:
· A brief history of duathlon and look ahead at the sport’s exciting development
· How to find and choose your races
· Four 13-week training programs
· What you need to know about technique and equipment
· Enjoying your “day at the races”
As John Hanc, contributing editor, Runner’s World and author of The Coolest Race on Earth has said: “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.” (Guildford, CT: FalconGuides, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, March, 2012.)
101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes can be considered a sequel to Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals (WW Norton, 1986, 2nd ed., 2006), which was the very first book designed for beginners and recreational triathletes. In 101 Ideas, I offer comprehensive guidance for both beginners and recreational multi-sport athletes based on my now extensive experience in both triathlon and duathlon: 2011 marked my 29th season in both sports with 220-plus races combined. The nine chapters address mobilizing motivation, getting started, the race options, training, equipment, the day at the races (but not the night at the opera), nutrition, injury prevention and management, and staying with it.
Skip Gilbert, USA Triathlon Chief Executive Officer, 2005-2010, had this to say about the book: “I first met Steve Jonas in 2005 and he is without question one of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. This book should be a must read for anyone looking to gain significant insight into how to better embrace triathlon, duathlon, and the multisport lifestyle.” Hunter Kemper, the only three-time Team USA triathlon Olympian, said: "Steve Jonas shows us clearly just how wide-open multi-sport racing is for anybody who wants to try it." And finally, my good friend Dr. Don Ardell, national and world age-group champion in both triathlon and duathlon, and internationally known as the “Dean of Wellness,” said: “If you have a question about how to prepare for a triathlon or duathlon that Dr. Jonas, has not addressed, you are probably worrying too much.”
And Doing the Duathlon Too.
20th Anniversary 2nd ed., New York: WW Norton, 2006
The classic beginner's guide to the sport. Over the years, it has sold over 46,000 copies and used by many more thousands of people.
This book is thus one of the best-selling triathlon books of all time. It will help you cross the finish line – and have fun doing it – without turning your life upside down along the way. It incorporates my concepts and programs for training, from the Sprint to the ironman distances. It offers my ideas on everything from choosing your first race to selecting and choosing your equipment. My 31 years of experience clearly illustrate how rewarding and surprisingly painless undertaking multi-sport racing can be. I am a former non-athlete who began running in his mid-40s and did his first triathlon at age 46. Aged 77, at the beginning of the 2014 season I had done 238 multi-sport races including 145+ triathlons.
As Dr. Don Ardell, known as the “Dean of Wellness” internationally, and a national and international age-group champion in both triathlon and duathlon, says in his Foreword, the book “is designed expressly with the Triathlon Everyman and Everywoman in mind. . . . There may be something you need to know about getting started in triathlons or a few ways to make triathloning easier, safer, and more enjoyable that Steve Jonas has not thought about and addressed in this book. Maybe, but I doubt it.”
Dedication, passion, obsession — for serious endurance athletes, coaches, duathletes, and triathletes, the quest for improvement never ends. Knowing they can shave time from previous performances, they seek out the latest in research and training techniques. Championship Triathlon Training provides you with the same advanced conditioning concepts and programming used by today's elite triathletes. By understanding the science behind the principles, you will incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen to address your specific needs and the demands of competition.
The principal author, George Dallam, PhD, is the longtime coach of Hunter Kemper, the only U.S. triathlete to have been on all four U.S. Olympic triathlon teams and the top U.S. finisher, twice. Dr. Dallam was the founding member of the National Coaching Commission of USA Triathlon, the sport's national governing body, and was USA Triathlon's first national team coach. In 2005 he was USA Triathlon's Elite Coach of the Year. He is an associate professor of exercise, science, and health promotion at Colorado State University at Pueblo.
As the book’s endorsers say on the back cover:
“In Championship Triathlon Training, George Dallam and Steven Jonas combine the latest research and cutting-edge programming to create the definitive training resource for serious triathletes." Siri Lindley, Two-Time Triathlon World Champion, Winner of 13 World Cup Races, Coach of Olympic Medalists.
“Championship Triathlon Training covers all of the important aspects of triathlon, including those that are often overlooked: strength, nutrition, speed, technique, and mental training. I highly recommend it." Linda Cleveland, MS, CSCS USA Triathlon Coach Development Manager
"By combining experience and science. George Dallam has developed advanced training programs for the world's top-ranked male triathlete. With co-author Steven Jonas, a regular triathlon columnist and expert, George shares those programs in Championship Triathlon Training so that you can benefit from the sport's best."
Gale Bernhardt, multi-published author and Coach of World Championship and Olympic Triathletes
The American College of Sports Medicine has been engaged in a national campaign called "Exercise is Medicine ®." It was originally designed to educate and train health care professionals on how to most effectively prescribe regular exercise for their patients, and to make doing so a regular part of their practices. I and my colleague Edward Phillips, MD, Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, are the authors of this official ACSM textbook in support of the program. It is based in part on my 1995 book Regular Exercise: A Handbook for Clinical Practice (New York: Springer Publishing). It was published in March, 2009 by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
The program and the book cover the range of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for successfully prescribing regular exercise, with a special emphasis on the element that is missing in much of both the professional and lay literature on the subject: how to successfully mobilize ones motivation for making personal health promotional behavior change. About one third of the book is devoted to this subject. The book also covers such essential matters as: how to organize one’s practice for effectively prescribing regular exercise; the two patterns of regular exercise --- “lifestyle” and “scheduled leisure-time;” exercise programs designed to meet the Oct. 2008 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services “Physical Activity Guidelines;” writing the exercise prescription; choosing among the various sports and activities; technique and equipment for various sports and activities; promoting regular exercise for children; and how to have fun as a regular exerciser.
For this book I was the Associate Editor to Stephen Woolf, MD, MPH, Editor, with Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, MPH, Managing Editor. It is the 2nd edition of the first text in preventive medicine which is organized around the health-risk factors with which patients actually present to health care practitioners. Written by clinicians for clinicians, with a number of new expert authors for the 2nd edition, the book lays out the details on gathering information from the patient, designing a personalized health maintenance plan, facilitating behavior change, and the work-up of abnormal results from screening tests. It also explains how to organize the practice and clinic to deliver quality preventive care and to obtain reimbursement. Chapters, for example, provide practical guidance on how to counsel patients about exercise, nutrition, tobacco use, substance use, sexually transmitted infections, and dealing with depression. As well, it includes chapters on evidence-based screening tests and immunization, practice redesign, the use of electronic medical records, reimbursement, and on health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. With this second edition there is a companion Website, www.healthpromodisprev.com, that features fully searchable text online, providing a fast, flexible multimedia library that is being updated continually.
Integrating Health Promotion and Disease Prevention into Your Practice
(New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2000)
This is a very readable (my publisher called it "tradey") book on the subject of the title.
From the back cover: Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Senior Editor of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, said: "Most of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. are due to health behaviors such as smoking, physically inactivity, and diet. The secret to helping [people] to change [their] health behaviors lies in this book . . . Jonas' 'Ten Central Commandments' are more likely to lengthen and enhance the lives of [people] than most of the tests and treatments administered daily in offices and hospitals."
Michael McGinniss, MD, who founded the office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Dept. of Health and Human Service s in the 1980s, said: “Continuing his career-long leadership in health promotion and disease prevention, Dr. Jonas offers a useful and insightful primer on the range of issues and approaches important to clinicians interested in putting prevention into their practices.”
2005 edition published by Barnes & Noble Publishing Co., original edition published by John Wiley, 2000.
As the back cover copy says: “30 Secrets is a delicious departure from the nutrition-through-sacrifice school of cooking. It invites us to take a look at how people around the globe are living long, healthy lives while eating very tasty food.” The focus is on six cuisines: those of China, France, Japan, the Mediterranean region, West Africa, and Scandinavia. With basic nutrition information about and for the six cuisines, a variety of dieting plan suggestions, and 86 tasty recipes from around the world, 30 Secrets is a sourcebook of strategies for happy, healthy eating on the one hand, and the prevention of major diet-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis on the other. As of 2014, I was still getting occasional calls about this book from nutrition journalists.
Get off the dieting roller coaster today. Look great! Feel great! Live longer! And never again deprive yourself of the things you like. Follow Dr. Steven Jonas’s revolutionary “Big Picture Plan for Health” for total fitness — whatever your weight.
Yes, use this book, co-authored by Linda Konner, to end the frustration of dieting forever. Stop forcing yourself to be someone you were not meant to be. Feel better, live longer, and never once feel like you are depriving yourself, all by using this foolproof, natural approach to living.
As Marion Nestle, Ph.D., MPH. Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University and author of Food Politics, says: “This refreshing book shifts the entire basis of the discussion about overweight from ‘must diet' to 'maintain a weight that is healthy for you.' It focuses on the really important issue — health — and explains how to achieve it with or without weight loss."
2014 Ordinary Mortals®.
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