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Hi Joe,
I'm a road cyclist who use to do running and trail running as cross training in fall/winter. With little specific training I did my first 50k trail a few weeks ago, and next season i'd like to do both bike and (ultra)trail-running races, not stopping running at spring anymore. I absolutely loved your cyclist's training bible but now i'm looking for something to program the next season doing regularly running and cycling, do you think i could use your triathlon's bible's as a base to train for both these sports, perhaps modifying the periodization of disciplines depending on the kind of event i target? Because i'd like to progress from a "cross-training mode" to a multi-sport one but need the training bases to do so.
Thank you from Italy

Axel Sautter

Joe, any plans to also update the cycling bible? Alternatively, how useful would the new triathlon bible be for roadies/TTer? Thanks!

Joe Friel

Axel Sautter--I'm currently rewriting it in its entirety. On chapter 4 of 14. Should be on the shelves in about a year. I'd be highly suspect of using the Triathlete's Training Bible as a guide for a roadie except in the most general of applications such as understanding the basics of training, but not specific details.

Joe Friel

can't--If the road events are moderate steady states then yes that should work ok. If they are variably paced with considerable anaerobic efforts then no.

Carlos Nobrega

Is your new book better suited for amateur triathletes, or is it also suitable for elite triathletes?
From what I read in the reviews, it seems that it is more suitable for amateur triathletes, unlike the 4th edition, which was more directed to elite triathletes.

Joe Friel

Carlos Nobrega--It's mostly intended for age groupers. But there are some sections I believe that elites would get a good deal of insight from, such as the chapters on periodization (esp block), breakthrough workouts, and crash periods.

Carlos Nobrega

What book are the best for competitive triathletes or elite triathletes?

Joe Friel

Carlos Nobrega--Sorry but I don't know if any such books.


Hi Joe,

Is there an eBook version?


Joe Friel

Weslley--Publisher just told me today it's almost done. So any day now. I'll announce it on twitter.

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