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The Women's Guide to Triathlon,
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Chapter 1 Gearing Up Rachel Sears CasantaChapter 2 Tri-Specific Strength Training and Performance Testing Sarah HaskinsChapter 3 Fueling the Female Triathlete Stacy T. Sims, PhDChapter 4 Mental Training for the Inner Athlete Siri LindleyChapter 5 Alternative Exercises for Triathletes Sage Rountree, PhDChapter 6 Streamlining Your Swim Sara McLartyChapter 7 Biking Strong Lindsay HymanChapter 8 Running Smart Margie ShapiroChapter 9 Progressing From Sprint to Half Ironman Melissa Mantak, MAChapter 10 The Traveling Triathlete Tara S. ComerChapter 11 Race Day Strategy Melissa StockwellChapter 12 Injury Prevention and Recovery Krista Austin, PhD, CSCSChapter 13 Coaching Options for Triathletes Gale BernhardtChapter 14 Training Through Different Life Stages Wendy Francke, MDChapter 15 Integrating Triathlon Into Your Busy Life Rebeccah Wassner and Laurel WassnerChapter 16 Starting Children in Triathlon Shelly O'BrienChapter 17 Succeeding in Off-Road Triathlons Melanie McQuaidChapter 18 Careers in Triathlon Celeste Callahan and Brenda Barrera

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Reviews in relevant UK and European websites, magazines and journals including 220 Triathlon, Triathlon Plus and Runner's World magazines. Featured at various relevant events throughout the UK and Europe including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference and the European Congress of Sports Science. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog. A training guide for women triathletes of all ages and abilities.

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USA Triathlon is the national governing body of triathlon and other multisport disciplines in the United States. The organization is the sanctioning authority for more than 4,300 diverse events ranging from grassroots to national championship races across the country. The organization works to create interest and participation through a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races, and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon's nearly 500,000 members are athletes of all ages, coaches, race directors, officials, parents, and multisport enthusiasts, all of whom contribute to the success of the sport in the United States. USA Triathlon is responsible for the identification, selection, and training of elite triathletes who represent the United States in international competition, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon also fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and triathlon clubs around the country. In addition to local races in all 50 states, USA Triathlon hosts national and regional championships for triathletes ages 7 to 80-plus. USA Triathlon strives to expand and inspire the triathlon community while providing the resources required for all involved to reach their potential. Tara S. Comer is the chair of the USAT Women's Committee, which leads national efforts to support and create opportunities for women in triathlon while increasing their influence in the sport across the country. A triathlete for more than 15 years, Comer became a USAT-certified coach in 2008. She cofounded the Triathlon Club of New England in 2010, serving as its president and coach for three years. Since its creation, the club has grown to more than 200 members. Comer is also a 500-hour certified yoga instructor and combines her practice with her coaching to create innovative training programs that use the mind-body connection to improve performance, mental strength, and achievement in triathlon. In addition to being a leader in the multisport community, Tara is the creator of WomenRYSE, an innovative program that helps women take ownership of their health and fitness for life. Through this program, Tara has begun to create powerful social change and build a sustainable, supportive women's health community.

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