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This book was the backbone of my Ironman training. Geared towards working adults, I loved how realistic and achievable it was. You don't have to magically find 30 hours in each day to follow this. Less of a literal training plan and more of an instruction guide on how to build a training plan for yourself, including ample guidance on how to overcome schedule interruptions, and also on how to push harder if you have the time. This book provides the best Ironman training experience, in my opinion.
There is no doubting the value of taking advice from a coach of Matt Dixon's standing. This book brings together his guidance on how to prepare for long course (70.3 and 140.6) triathlons but are tight on time and actually want to have a life outside of the sport (and keep your job - it's an expensive sport, after all). It is all sound advice and, in covering so much ground, for each of us there will be parts that are useful reminders, and others that are helpful fresh perspectives, but also som ...more