Ironstruck ... the Ironman Triathlon Journey

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Lulu.com, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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Beginner Triathlete or Novice Ironman? "Ironstruck" is an inspirational and common sense guide that might well be the key to your success in crossing the Ironman finish line. This book is for all those who have been touched by the Ironman challenge. It is for those from all walks of life and all levels of athletic ability who seek inspiration and common sense advice. --Find out what an Ironman diet might look like and what vitamin supplements can enhance your training, recovery and endurance. --Learn how to survive the swim without stress or fear. --Read how to remain calm and maintain your focus during race week when the hype can become overwhelming. "Ironstruck" will be your faithful companion on the day your training begins and will remain your guide as you journey toward that distant finish line.
 

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Contents

1 IN THE BEGINNING
13
2 WHY THE IRONMAN?
15
3 A QUIET ENTRANCE
17
4 OVER 45? 10 REASONS TO GO FOR
19
5 STRIKING A BALANCE
21
6 NOT SURE YET? VOLUNTEER 7 SOME HAZARDS TO AVOID
25
COMMON FIRST IRONMAN MISTAKES 9 DIET FOR AN IRONMAN
33
10 HAVE YOU TRIED COCONUT OIL?
37
33 HOW ABOUT A SPONSOR? 34 THOUGHTS FROM THE PROS
113
35 WHAT WILL YOUR FINISH TIME
117
36 FINDING A PLACE TO STAY
121
37 RACE WEEK ITS HERE
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38 RACE MISTAKES TO AVOID
131
39 CAREFUL WHAT YOU
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40 AVOID THE HYPE
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41 RACE
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11 PROPER HYDRATION
41
12 TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
43
13 WEIGHT TRAINING
45
14 WEIGHT ROOM ETIQUETTE
49
15 MASSAGE THERAPY
51
16 WHAT ABOUT A CHIROPRACTOR?
53
17 HEART RATE MONITOR TRAINING
55
18 SHOULD YOU STRETCH?
59
19 SO GUYS ABOUT LEG SHAVING
61
20 SWIM EQUIPMENT
63
21 BIKE EQUIPMENT
67
22 RUN EQUIPMENT
71
23 SOME THOUGHTS ON SWIMMING
75
24 BIKE TRAINING AND OTHER STUFF
79
25 WHAT ABOUT THAT WIND TRAINER?
85
26 MORE ABOUT BIKING
89
27 DONT EXPECT BIKE MAGIC
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28 RUN TRAINING TIPS
93
29 PROS AND CONS OF GROUP TRAINING
97
30 OVERTRAINING
101
31 A TYPICAL TRAINING WEEK
105
32 VISUALIZATION AND TRAINING
109
42 AND SO IT BEGINS
141
43 A GLASS OF WATER
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44 DO YOU DOUBT YOURSELF?
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45 WHATS YOUR FEAR FACTOR?
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46 BE SURE TO PACK LIGHT
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47 THE IRONMAN BUBBLE
155
48 THE SWIM
159
49 THE SWIM TO BIKE TRANSITION
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50 THE BIKE
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51 THE BIKE TO RUN TRANSITION
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52 THE
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53 WELCOME HOME
177
54 SOMEBODY CATCH
179
55 THE MORNING AFTER
181
56 NOW WHAT?
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57 AVOIDING BURNOUT
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58 SO YOU DIDNT FINISH
189
59 IRONMAN COEUR DALENE
191
60 IRONMAN CANADA
193
61 IRONMAN HAWAII
197
62 THE IRONMAN FOREVER
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