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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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Book Description

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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About the Author

Don and Melanie Fink of IronFit(R) ( have trained athletes on five continents to personal records and breakthrough performances. The author of Be IronFit, 2nd Ed.: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness and Mastering the Marathon: Time Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-plus Athlete (both from Lyons Press), Don has raced more than thirty Iron-distance triathlons, Ultraman, and other contests and has recorded age-group victories and course records. Melanie has raced 12 Iron-distance races, Ultraman, and has age group and overall victories in triathlon, running and open water swimming competitions throughout the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5320 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (23 Dec. 2013)
  • 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 (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,377 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile investment 3 Jan. 2015
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As a novice triathlete (1 triathlon completed) and signed up for a few races in 2015 including a "half" I decided to invest in this book. It is easy to read and informative and well worth it for the budding half distance triathlete. 3 training plans are included within the book which cover nearly all levels of fitness.
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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 I highly recommend it. 9 Feb. 2015
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The book is written in simple language, basic knowledge of English is enough to read it.
It contains a set of simple rules and plans to make your training effective without digging into professional coach-level stuff. It also brings a lot of tips for racing.
I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!! 17 Feb. 2015
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Fantastic Book with great material ..I bought the iron fit for the full distance a year ago and for any one attempting an ironman its a great resource. This Book has more recent conditioning material or more upto date exercises.... Money worth invested!
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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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