Joe Friel

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Joe Friel is an endurance sports coach best known as an elite triathlon and cycling coach as well as the author of The Triathlete's Training Bible,[1] The Cyclist's Training Bible, The Mountain Biker's Training Bible, Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons, and Your First Triathlon.[2]

Friel holds a master's degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified elite-level coach. He is a founder and past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission.[3] He has also been active in business as the founder of TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching.[4]

Friel coached Ryan Bolton, an Olympic athlete and the winner of the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid.[5] Friel uses the training philosophy of periodization developed by Tudor Bompa.[6]


  1. ^ Hadzipetros, Peter (3 April 2009). "Triathlon: Multi-event sport surges in popularity". CBCNews. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Joe Friel Launches Training Bible Coaching in the Boulder-Denver Area". Colorado Runner. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. ^ Watson, Adam (23 March 2010). "'Caveman Diet' growing followers". Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  4. ^ "How to get out of a cycling rut". Los Angeles Times. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Ryan Bolton - Short or Long, His Success Has An Olympic Touch". 9 August 2002. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  6. ^ Price, John (December 2001). "Periodization: Training Smarter, Not More". Gaston County Cyclists. Retrieved 18 August 2011.

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