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The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week (The Time-Crunched Athlete)

The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week (The Time-Crunched Athlete)The Time-Crunched Triathlete presents a fast-paced triathlon training program that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours a week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint to half-iron distance races.

Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic schedule that fits into their busy professional and personal lives.

Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Triathlete is the book active working professionals and parents have been waiting for.

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event

A collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first Ironman triathlon.

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event (Ironman Edition)This is the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day—and these stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare, what was rewarding, what was miserable. These stories come from men and women of all ages and abilities.

Some are stories from the champions, and some from those who did not finish. Together they testify to all the joy and agony of the race; and they provide priceless personal advice on nutrition, equipment, clothing, mental preparation, emotional fatigue, terrain, and weather.

An unforgettable ode to an extraordinary endurance sport—a book for anyone who wants to become an ironman.