Overview

Become an Ironman is a treasure trove of deeply insightful training and racing wisdom hard-won during the course of amateur triathlete Cherie Gruenfeld's fourteen-year Ironman career. Its purpose is to provide the reader with a rich collection of insider tips, techniques and expertise. Written in a straightforward, easily readable style, Become an Ironman is designed to deliver the most information in the fewest words possible and is not intended to duplicate all of the expert advice available from professional ...
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Overview

Become an Ironman is a treasure trove of deeply insightful training and racing wisdom hard-won during the course of amateur triathlete Cherie Gruenfeld's fourteen-year Ironman career. Its purpose is to provide the reader with a rich collection of insider tips, techniques and expertise. Written in a straightforward, easily readable style, Become an Ironman is designed to deliver the most information in the fewest words possible and is not intended to duplicate all of the expert advice available from professional coaches and training manuals, but rather to enhance it. This guide is targeted at both shorter-distance athletes who are ready to step up and those who have already participated in an Ironman and want to improve their performance
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841268781
  • Publisher: Meyer Meyer Sports
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Series: Ironman
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,090,954
  • File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction     9
Why?     10
In the Arena     16
First Things First     18
Getting Started     21
Do I Need a Coach?     23
The Road Map     27
Analyzing Last Season to Have a Better Next Season     29
Setting the Race Calendar     32
The Course     35
Allocating Your Workout Time for a Great Season     39
Periodization - Make It Work for You     42
Training the Body     45
Faster Is Better: Swimming     47
Faster Is Better: Biking     50
Faster Is Better: Running     54
The Brick/Transition Run     58
Final Tune-up for Ironman     60
Training the Mind     63
Using Your Head - Visualization     64
Workouts for Mental Preparation     67
The Ironman Run: It's a Mind Game     70
Checking Progress     75
Is Your Training Program Working for You?     77
Rest: The Key Ingredient     81
Work + Recovery = Peak Performance     83
Sometimes it Hurts     87
Injuries Happen     89
Race Day     93
CriticalSuccess Factors for a Great Ironman     95
Breaking It Down     99
Something for Nothing     102
The Off-Season     107
Ironman Recovery     108
What to Do When There's Nothing to Do     111
Epilogue - A View From the Race Course     115
Kona Memories     117
Kona People     121
Acknowledgements     125
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