2-mile marathon. Iron war goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.
Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run #ad - . After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. The 1989 ironman world Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In his new book iron war, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history.
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's JourneyCenter Street #ad - As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. In 2007, chrissie wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. But to wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives.
A life without limits reveals the heart behind wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events. A life without limits is the story of her rise to the top, to the oceans of new Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, from a childhood in England, a journey that has taken her around the world, to the mountains of Nepal, and first across the finish line.
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey #ad - Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced--from anorexia to near--drowning to training with a controversial coach.
MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice: Tales From IRONMAN, the World's Greatest Endurance EventSteeplechase #ad - A soldier carries a flag through the full marathon distance to keep alive the memory of fallen comrades. And race announcer mike reilly is known throughout the endurance sports world as the "Voice of IRONMAN. Every year, over three hundred thousand people around the world compete in a series of long-distance triathlons that test the outer limits of their physical abilities and mental toughness.
Parents put their family back together after the loss of a child. Reilly has witnessed it all, and brings it to life in a series of riveting stories that will have readers re-thinking their notions of what people are capable of when pushed to their limits. Some do it for glory, some to test themselves, some to honor lost loved ones or colleagues, some to bring healing to their troubled lives.
MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice: Tales From IRONMAN, the World's Greatest Endurance Event #ad - Over the years, hundreds of IRONMAN athletes have shared their tales with Reilly. In this book, he tells some of the stories that have touched and inspired him, in the hope that they will do the same for the reader. A young woman races in a contest against cancer that threatens her life. Two of the sport's most decorated champions do battle in the greatest head-to-head competition ever seen in any sport.
Ironman is a sports phenomenon that has come to symbolize the very best of human striving, achievement and excellence.
How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over MuscleVeloPress #ad - Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete’s transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness. Faith in your training is as important as the training itself. Athletes featured in how bad do you want it?: sammy wanjiru, thomas voeckler, willie stewart, paula newby-Fraser, Cadel Evans, Ryan Vail, Greg LeMond, Ned Overend, Nathan Cohen and Joe Sullivan, Steve Prefontaine, Siri Lindley, Jenny Simpson, and last of all John “The Penguin” Bingham .
How bad do you want it? reveals new psychobiological findings including: Mental toughness determines how close you can get to your physical limit. Choking under pressure is a form of self-consciousness. In his fascinating new book how bad do you Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.
How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle #ad - There's no such thing as going as fast as you can—only going faster than before. The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. The only way to improve performance is by altering how you perceive effort. Champions have learned how to give more of what they have. Your attitude in daily life is the same one you bring to sports.
The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: how bad do you want it? Fitzgerald’s fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle.
80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All LevelsDa Capo Lifelong Books #ad - 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, along with complete training plans for every distance--sprint, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, Olympic, offering concrete tips and strategies, Half-Ironman, and Ironman--to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance.
But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut, " spending almost half of their time training too hard--harder than the pros. 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.
80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels #ad - Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.
Chasing Kona: From back of the pack smoker to racing the Ironman World Championships in Kona#ad - There was some sort of bike race on and I half watched while lighting another cigarette off the butt of my last one for a minute before switching channels again. I didn't think that would be physicially possible and as I lit another cigarette I wondered how many days did they have to do it. It had taken me two years and sixteen races of swimming breast stroke before I learned to swim properly.
It took another three years before I plucked up the courage and lined up for my first one in Nice, France. Aisling's belief in me started us on a journey that led to me treading water on the most iconic start line in triathlon, waiting for the cannon to fire at the start of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
Chasing Kona: From back of the pack smoker to racing the Ironman World Championships in Kona #ad - I never once looked even remotely like Kona material but I wanted to have a go at doing an Ironman. I guessed it would have to be three days. I was stunned. I thought he said something about the run being a marathon but that couldn't be right. This sparked my interest and i switched back, but he was talking about something else so I waited for him to get around to describing exactly what this race was.
Swim the first day, bike the second and run the third but it still sounded like a crazy thing to do. I finished in the last quarter of the field, hours behind the athletes racing for those precious Kona slots.
The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into PerformanceVeloPress #ad - By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever. The well-built triathlete does not focus narrowly on workouts and training, but instead gives equal weight to training and workouts, workout and daily nutrition, recovery and rest, and functional strength and mobility.
The well-built triathlete is Dixon's guide to every aspect of triathlon performance. Dixon considers the demands of career and family to prepare athletes to achieve their goals through a realistic, practical ecosystem of stress and recovery. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can achieve long streaks of high performance.
. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. His pragmatic approach to stretching, recovery, and effective strength training shows athletes where they can recover valuable time. Dixon's whole-athlete approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts.
The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance #ad - In the well-built triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions. Dixon's method breaks new ground in triathlon training, introducing a new, comprehensive approach that builds the whole athlete for stronger performance.
Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year.
You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest TriathlonPenguin Books #ad - A new york times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his new york Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. His you are an ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going.
. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.
You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon #ad - 4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby.
The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.VeloPress #ad - Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport. What’s new in the fourth edition of the triathlete’s training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fourth edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. The science and sport of triathlon have changed much since the previous edition released.
This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, speeds recovery for busy athletes, improves on the skill development techniques, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, updates the strength training approach, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.
. See joe friel’s blog or VeloPress for an expanded summary of improvements to this fourth edition. The triathlete’s training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes. The triathlete’s training bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.
The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed. #ad - With this new edition, joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and:· become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner· train with the right intensity and volume· gain maximum fitness from every workout· make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining· adapt your training plan based on your progress and conflicts· build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training· improve body composition with smarter nutritionThe Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published.
Joe friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon. Joe has completely rewritten this new 4th Edition of The Triathlete's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.
Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance The Racing Weight SeriesVeloPress #ad - Racing weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, triathletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, and runners lose weight without harming their training.
This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach. The updated racing weight program helps athletes:Improve diet qualityManage appetiteBalance energy sourcesEasily monitor weight and performanceTime nutrition throughout the dayTrain to get—and stay—leanRacing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy.
Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance The Racing Weight Series #ad - Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. With racing weight, triathletes, cyclists, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale. Racing weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training.
Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite. Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition.
The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform BetterDa Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you. I am always amazed at how much I learn from Matt Fitzgerald's books. Shalane flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist. The endurance diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat enough, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, and eat individually.
As a result, he has identified five core habits-most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise-that are essential to maximizing workout benefits. Sports nutritionist matt fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world.