Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event

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by Kara Douglass Thom
     
 

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RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, SWIMMERS
—ATHLETES OF EVERY KIND—
ARE YOU AN IRONMAN YET?

It’s the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day. If you’ve ever thought about trying it, read this unforgettable collection of personal stories about the…  See more details below

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RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, SWIMMERS
—ATHLETES OF EVERY KIND—
ARE YOU AN IRONMAN YET?

It’s the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day. If you’ve ever thought about trying it, read this unforgettable collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first ironman-distance triathlon. These stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare physically and mentally, what was rewarding, what was miserable, how 140.6 miles will change your life,

This book is not simply a how-to or a technical guide. It is pure, heartfelt human experience. Each athlete’s story is compelling and dramatic, full of personal details and universal truth. Collectively, the stories are instructional, inspiring, and uplifting—for anyone even dreaming of attempting this
challenge. These stories come from men and women of all ages and abilities. Some are stories from the champions, and some from those who did not finish. Together they testify to all the joy and agony of the race; and they provide priceless personal advice on nutrition, equipment, clothing, mental preparation, fatigue, terrain, and weather.

It’s an unforgettable ode to an extraordinary endurance sport—a book for anyone who wants to become an Ironman. Not everyone can do it, but you might.

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"Truly inspiring. . . . Highly recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013439078
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
471,558
File size:
912 KB

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Kara Douglass Thom is a writer living in Minnesota. She is also the author of "Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom"

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Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I found this book inspiring. I did not exercise a lot and this book got me off the couch. Now I am happy to say that i am fit and I have inspired my children to become more active. We are reading this in my book club.