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Ironplanner: Iron-Distance Organizer for Triathletes

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Don't drown in the details of getting ready for your Ironman race. Spend your valuable non-training time recovering, working and being with your family. Ironplanner - Iron - Distance Organizer for Triathletes is full of worksheets and checklists that will organize every aspect of your Ironman race preparation so you don't have to.

It starts with the Ironplan Countdown, a checklist of over 100 things you must do from the day you start to train, ...

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Overview

Don't drown in the details of getting ready for your Ironman race. Spend your valuable non-training time recovering, working and being with your family. Ironplanner - Iron - Distance Organizer for Triathletes is full of worksheets and checklists that will organize every aspect of your Ironman race preparation so you don't have to.

It starts with the Ironplan Countdown, a checklist of over 100 things you must do from the day you start to train, to the day you stand at the starting line.

Throughout your journey, Ironplanner helps you keep track of elements crucial to Ironman success from fueling strategies to building confidence.

The extensive mental toolkit guides you through the development of a powerful and personal mental strategy. Everything will go into an epic race plan, your personal recipe for success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841262574
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 704,787
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: Don't Do an Ironman Without an Ironplanner 11

1 Iron-Distance Faq's 12

What Is It Like to Train for an Ironman? 12

Can I Do This? 15

What About Time Limits? 15

When Should I Do It? 16

Do I Need a Coach? 19

Who Do I Need? 20

What Do I Need? 21

What Will It Cost? 21

2 Ironplanner Countdown 23

How to Use this Book 23

Getting Started 25

The First 3 Months 26

Ongoing Tasks 27

The Final 3 Months 29

The Final Month 30

Race Week 32

At the Race Venue 33

3 Training Log And Summaries 37

Daily Training Log 39

Summary of Weekly Training Volume 40

Summary of Weekly Training Volume by Discipline 42

4 Mental Toolkit 1: Pre-Race 44

Race Resume 45

Race Resume Sample 47

Building Your Race Plan 49

Imagine Being There 49

Visualization Checklist 51

The Taper 53

5 Mental Toolkit 2: Race Day 54

About Swimming 55

Slice It Up 56

Race Slices Worksheet 57

Process Goals 58

Alarms 61

Process Goals Worksheet 62

Process Goals Worksheet Sample 63

Shifting Focus 66

Focusing Out 66

Focusing In 67

Best Moments 68

Best Moments Worksheet 69

Seek Inspiration 70

Inspiration Worksheet 71

Focus on Mantras 72

Mantras Worksheet 73

Have a Theme 74

Race Day Themes Worksheet 75

Imagine the Battle 76

Battle Worksheet 77

Make Magic 78

Magic Worksheet 79

Putting It All Together 80

Make Notes to Help You Remember 81

Sample Race Bracelet 82

Managing a Meltdown 82

6 Fueling 84

Eliminate Culprits 85

Fueling Worksheet #1 86

Gastrointestinal Issues 87

The Swim 88

The Bike 88

Stickiness 91

The Run 92

Keep Track 93

Fueling Worksheets #2 & #3 94

7 Travel & Spectators96

Timing 96

How Long to Stay 97

Location 97

Ship Your Bike 98

Travel Worksheet 100

Spectators 102

Make a Spectator Packet 102

Spectator Meeting Places 103

Gear Pick-up 103

Spectator Meeting Place Worksheet 104

Spectator Meeting Place Sample 105

8 Race Day Bags 106

Pre-Race Dry Clothes Bag 107

Swim to Bike Bag 108

Special Needs Bike Bag 109

Bike to Run Bag 110

Special Needs Run Bag 111

Homemade Finish Line Bag 112

9 Race Plan 113

Time Predicition 113

Time Prediction Worksheet 114

Time Prediction Worksheet Sample 116

A Perfectly Planned Race 117

Assembling Your Race Plan 117

Race Plan Worksheet 118

10 Race Report & Post Race 120

Race Report Worksheet 121

Post Race 126

Post Race Worksheet 127

11 Important Odds And Ends 128

Supplies for Your Car 128

Make the Most of Transitions 129

Special Clothing Considerations 130

Swim 131

Bike 131

Run 132

Contacts and Facilities 134

About the Author 135

Photo & Illustration Credits 135

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