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Among the most difficult athletic events a person can attempt, the iron-distance triathlon - a 140.6 mile competition - requires an intense prerace training program. This preparation can be as much as twenty hours per week for a full year leading up to a race. In Iron Dads, Diana Tracy Cohen focuses on the pressures this extensive preparation can place on families, exploring the ways in which men with full-time jobs, one or more children, and other responsibilities fit this level of training into their lives. An accomplished triathlete as well as a trained social scientist, Cohen offers much insight into the effects of endurance-sport training on family, parenting, and the sense of self. She conducted in-depth interviews with forty-seven iron-distance competitors and three prominent men in the race industry, and analyzed triathlon blog postings made by Iron Dads. What sacrifices, Cohen asks, are required - both at home and at work - to cross the iron-distance finish line? What happens when work, family, and sport collide? Is it possible for fathers to meet their own parenting expectations while pursuing such a time-consuming regimen? With the tensions of family economics, how do you justify spending $5,000 on a racing bike? At what point does sport become work? Cohen discovered that, by fostering family involvement in this all-consuming effort, Iron Dads are able to maintain a sense of themselves not only as strong, masculine competitors, but also as engaged fathers. Engagingly written and well researched, Iron Dads provides a penetrating, firsthand look at extreme endurance sports, including practical advice for aspiring racers and suggestions for making triathlons more family-friendly.
A breakthrough program for triathletes--beginner, intermediate, and advanced--showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance--from a fitness expert and elite coachCutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "e;moderate-intensity rut,"e; spending almost half of their time training too hard--harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance--Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman--to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.
What is IRONMAN? It is unique combination of a race, a person and a state of mind. This comprehensive and beautifully-illustrated book explores every aspect of the famous triathlon competition, from its history and legendary competitors to its now international major events. Explore what it takes to be an IRONMAN with practical advice on how to prepare and succeed at such a demanding yet revered challenge. Written by acclaimed IRONMAN expert Bob Babbitt to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the IRONMAN race, this book captures the struggle, spirit and excitement of this globally respected sporting event. Swim 2.4 miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2 miles. Brag for the rest of your life!
Completing IronFit's triathlon trilogy alongside Be IronFit and IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Success, this is a go-to, time-efficient training guide for the Standard and Sprint-distance triathlons, which are the most accessible and achievable distances for time-crunched athletes. The Standard Distance is the original triathlon configuration: a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run (0.9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run). The Sprint Distance usually includes a 750 meter swim, 20 km bike, and 5 km run (Half mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run). And there are duathlon equivalents of both triathlon races. These Short Course distances are the everyman races of the sport, and Don and Melanie Fink offer their time-efficient IronFit (R) training approach to them here in this book.
Whether you're thinking about taking part in your first sprint-distance event, are trying the Olympic-distance or want to improve your time, Triathlon is a must read for anyone inspired by this fast-growing endurance sport. Are you up to the challenge of the triathlon, the ultimate tests of human fitness? With three elements - swimming, cycling and running - it pushes your body's limits and the buzz you get from finishing is addictive. Here, sports journalist and triathlete Dominic Bliss explains why this event captures the imagination and how anybody with a modicum of fitness can complete this celebrated feat of grit and determination. Starting with the Basics, Dominic goes into the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. Next is Training, where everything you need to know to prepare for the big event is outlined. Included are training plans for several distances to help not only first timers, but also those looking to improve their times. There's professional advice on diet, swimming technique, staying aerodynamic on a bike and more. The Equipment section follows, providing practical advice on what you need to race. The Competing chapter will guide you through the race day - from your pre-race nutrition to the post-race warm-down and recovery. Throughout you will find expert advice from the best coaches and elite athletes, making Triathlon essential reading.