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IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success: Time-Efficient Training for Triathlon's Most Popular Distance

IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success: Time-Efficient Training for Triathlon's Most Popular Distance [Kindle Edition]

Don Fink , Melanie Fink
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Why is the Half Iron-Distance the most popular triathlon distance? Because it is the perfect length for busy athletes with demanding career and family responsibilities. Full Iron-Distance races require such painstaking planning and sacrifice that it’s difficult to keep life in balance. The Half Iron-Distance is accessible, while remaining challenging.

    Also known as the “70.3” for the sum of its 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run, the half-iron triathlon is not simply a race for which an athlete can use a full-iron training regimen chopped in half. Doing so would in no way approach maximizing an athlete’s performance. The races are performed at completely different intensity levels, with completely different approaches. As a result, the training is completely different.       IronFit Secrets to Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success does for the half-iron what Be IronFit has done for the full-iron. It provides three sixteen-week training programs—Competitive, Intermediate, and “Just Finish”—and details everything an athlete needs to know to successfully prepare for and maximize performance at this racing distance. In as little as four months, any athlete can be physically and mentally ready for the world’s most popular triathlon challenge.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5320 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (30 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MJDA178
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Don Fink is an internationally known triathlon and running coach,
and author. Through their business IronFit ® (,
Don and his wife, Melanie, have trained hundreds of athletes on
four continents to personal best times and breakthrough performances,
utilizing their innovative training approaches.
In addition to being a coach, Don Fink is also an elite athlete.
He has raced over 30 Iron-distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112
mile bike, and 26.2 mile run) and has recorded many age group
victories and course records. Don's time of 9:08 at the 2004 Ironman
Florida is still one of the fastest times recorded by an athlete
in the 45-49 age group. Don also placed in the top three overall in
the 2002 Ultra Man World Championships (6.2 mile swim, 262 mile
bike, and 52.4 mile run) on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ironfit Journey Continues 19 Mar 2014
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Having successfully used Don Fink s IronFit Ironman programs to get a personal best in Lanzarote Ironman I was really looking forward to Don s take on Half Iron-distance racing. As Don points out early in this book the distance maybe half but the training principles are not halved. It's all about boxing clever and Don Fink shows you how in a straightforward structured and easy to read format. The three programs depending on your time and commitment are a great base for any athlete and if you are considering doing an ironman70.3 or half distance race. This book is a great place to start? Thank you Don and Mel. Roll on lanzarote 70.3 this September.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great content and advice 21 May 2014
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This book focuses on the half Ironman distance and does so very well. All the advice is well written and to the point. Very clear information given throughout in all aspects of how to achieve great results at 70.3 events.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tips for training 2 Jun 2014
By KMac
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Bought this as a gift so I have no idea if it is any good to real athletes but appreciated by recipient who is taking part in his first iron man in two weeks and found the book full of useful tips and hints for his training I am told.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another triathlon training gem by Don Fink 6 Mar 2014
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When I first started in triathlon, I bought and read 7 books by various authors/coaches. Don's style stood out to me as a perfect balance of providing the technical know-how that I lacked, as well as the plain language common sense perspective which I enjoy and prefer to learn from. This book approaches the half iron-distance approach in a similar manner to his earlier books which focused on the full Ironman distance. It works. Using Don Fink's guidance, I went from couch potato to Kona and 70.3 World Championship qualifier over the course of seven years, while enjoying every minute of the journey.

Whether your goal is to go from the couch to completion of your first 70.3, or to eventually test your full potential at the distance, you simply do not need to look further. He's been there and done that, but more importantly, he's helped a vast number of individuals (including me) do the same thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love IRONMAN TRAINING 28 Jan 2014
By cheryl Pike - Published on
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Great info!!
Totally - easy to understand and copy.
I am challenged and excited to follow the program. I enjoy the fact that I can travel and still train.
Very few books for 70.3
Thank you
5.0 out of 5 stars good training program and quality information for the newbie 3 Jun 2014
By K. Nelson - Published on
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I found this book very helpful when looking at and planning for my first half Ironman. The info presented was topical and helpful and I really think the use of a heart rate monitor with the plans really make a great difference in building fitness and accomplishing whatever goal you set for yourself.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great training program. 20 May 2014
By Boritek - Published on
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Very straight forward, concise content. Everything is explained in simple terms easy to understand and everything makes sense. I would recommend it to anyone trying this distance for the first time or veterans trying to better their times.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very uaeful tool 4 May 2014
By Suzanne Smit - Published on
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Excellent book! Really worth buying :) I especially appreciate the 3 different programs and the whole explination around heart rate training
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