Year of the Ironman [NOOK Book]

Overview

The loudest cheers go to the stragglers, the Ironman triathletes who find a way to drag themselves across the line before the midnight deadline. Their reward? A roar from the crowd loud enough to drown out the space shuttle, sweaty hugs with family, and the coveted call that every triathlete lives for, “You are an Ironman!”

When thirty-nine year old software engineer Jerry Williamson and wife Denise witness the midnight bedlam at Ironman Lake...
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Year of the Ironman

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Overview

The loudest cheers go to the stragglers, the Ironman triathletes who find a way to drag themselves across the line before the midnight deadline. Their reward? A roar from the crowd loud enough to drown out the space shuttle, sweaty hugs with family, and the coveted call that every triathlete lives for, “You are an Ironman!”

When thirty-nine year old software engineer Jerry Williamson and wife Denise witness the midnight bedlam at Ironman Lake Placid, he signs up for next year’s race and wonders what he is getting himself into. While Year of the Ironman chronicles the challenges that Jerry could never have imagined when he started his year of intensive training, his story is really about chasing a dream. His insider view of an extreme lifestyle offers hope and encouragement to those wearied by life’s routines.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013451339
  • Publisher: Northword Communication
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 376,653
  • File size: 248 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Williamson is a software engineer from Cleveland who is always looking for his next endurance challenge. A two-time finisher Ironman USA—Lake Placid, Jerry is an avid trail runner and has completed numerous ultra-marathons, including the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run. Above all, Jerry enjoys spending time outdoors with his “Fit Family” of four.

Andrew Straka is a freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast who has been active in tennis, running, and other endurance sports since the seventies. He and his wife Cindy live in Cleveland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Great read!

    If you've ever considered doing an Ironman triathlon, this is a must-read. A fine exposition of one man's journey from the dream to the reality, it was a page-turner showing how much dedication and hard work goes into preparing for this event. Truly inspirational. While not a triathlete sort, this book was very encouraging as I run my way towards an Ultra-marathon. The only thing lacking? I would have loved an appendix with his detailed training schedule.

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