The books I have written can be a great help in preparing you for triathlon in general or perhaps for your first Ironman.
My Ironstruck book is an excellent resource for those who have done one or more Ironman races and are searching for a competitive edge.
This book has been well received by the triathlon world. Ironstruck has found it’s way into the hands of triathletes in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and many other countries.
If you like the site, then the book will be a great addition to your Ironman preparation and especially in the final weeks leading up to the big race.
“Ironstuck…The Ironman Triathlon Journey” is filled with suggestions and tips that are sure to increase your chances of a successful Ironman journey.
If you have done an Ironman or two, then Ironstruck will also be a beneficial read for you as you will be able to compare notes with your own experience. It might just give you a few ideas to consider for your next race.
For instance, it took me 6 Ironman races to figure out that I was messing up the swim in a big way by not having any set plan in place.
The swim is a HUGE factor and using a plan that takes the stress and fear out of the Ironman swim has a great impact on how race-day will go. My Ironstruck book will help you conquer the swim.
If you need help with your swim stroke the Total Immersion method of swimming is the best available for triathletes who need help developing the ideal stroke for open-water swimming.
The Ironman by its very nature rewards those who pay attention to detail. Regardless of how well trained you are, simple mistakes can get in the way of your Ironman dream.
IRONSTRUCK…..THE IRONMAN TRIATHLON JOURNEY is all about helping you avoid those mistakes.
You can visit my Lulu book store for more information on the books I have written.
The following emails were received by fans of Ironstruck who discovered that the Ironstruck book was much more than another training book, but rather a book of motivation, Inspiration, and commonsense tips that were just what they needed.
I wrote this Ironstruck book in such a way that you just don’t read it once and forget about it. As you will read from some of the emails I received, Ironstruck will be your guide for your entire journey. Many people have read it over, and over because it “lifts them up” when they need it most.
**** “I wrote to you sometime last year, when I was debating whether or not to use a mountain bike for my first attempt at Ironman. You wrote a both sensible and encouraging reply.
In the end, I opted to purchase a road bike. I’ve forwarded you the story of how my race went, but most of all I wanted to say thanks again for your book Ironstruck, which I read and re-read a bunch of times, and which was by far my favorite of all of the half dozen or so I read during the course of my training.”
All the best,
**** “Totally enjoyed the Ironstruck book,it is definitely one of the better books on the market,and I totally agree in the swim concept of relaxing and of also taking your time in transition.
I’m certain that everyone who reads your book feels as I do, but most people do not take or find the time to express themselves. This is where I excel.
What I love most about your book is that it spoke to ME. It was not geared for IRONMAN finishers. It was for people like me that are on the fence of whether or not we could actually attain such an enormous feat. It’s for the majority of us… It’s for the people that are looking for something to change their life in so many ways on so many levels.
Your book is a blessing and my Bible. I read it constantly. It
already looks like it has been around for decades… It’s bent;
dog-eared to death; written in all over; highlighted; and has a few food stains in it as I was always eating or snacking while reading it… I love my “Ironstruck” book, and I plan to promote it amongst my friends; Tri club; and anyone who wants to become IRONSTRUCK!!!”
Much gratitude & respect, Jill
**** “I spoke to you several weeks ago. I bought your book and it was a
tremendous helper. You were also kind enough to give me some personal advice and coaching. I am proud to say that I AM AN IRONMAN!!! I did it!
Thanks a lot! For the last 18 miles (which in lake placid are all uphill)I kept repeating what you said,”I can do this” I did it man! Thanks for everything! I crossed the finish line at 15 hrs and 55min! Not the best time, but I could care less, I AM AN IRONMAN!!!! Thanks For everything, You really helped me and your book was invaluable!”
**** “I’m sure you get thousands of emails…especially after publishing your ironstruck book but I wanted to email you and thank you for all the great advise I got from your website, from your emails (that you answered so promptly) and from your book. I just completed my first ironman CDA on June 24th.
It was every bit the experience you talked about in your book…from the excitement of just making it to the “big day” to the pain, suffering and triumph of the swim, bike and run to the euphoric feeling of hearing that announcer say “YOU ARE AN IRON MAN!”
It truly is something I will never forget. Although I didn’t break any speed records I completed the ironman in 14 hours and 35 minutes which was a lot faster than I anticipated I would finish. I attribute that to heeding some very well given advice :)Thanks so much for your amazing book.”
My second book “Ironstruck? 500 Ironman Triathlon Questions and Answers” was inspired by all the questions I received from triathletes around the world about the Ironman.
So I asked 500 questions that I would have loved to have had answers to back in 1982 when I decided to do my first Ironman in Kona.
“Ironstruck? 500 Ironman Triathlon Questions and Answers” is most like the only Q+A book in the world on the subject of triathlon in general and the Ironman.
I answered the questions from my own experience as an age-grouper. Of course back in 1982 there were no resources as all. No books, coaches, diets or equipment.
So I have no doubt that this book will be invaluable to many people who are beginning their own Ironman journey.