Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Be Iron Fit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets For U...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 38% off the $16.95 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Be Iron Fit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets For Ultimate Fitness Paperback – March 16, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
"Most how-to books are too technical or too shallow. Don Fink manages to pen a unique combination of information, anecdotes, and readability. I enjoyed the read and learned a few valuable tidbits in the process. Well done!" --Scott Tinley, two-time Ironman World Champion
"Don's book certainly made me think. A truly complete book for all abilities in the sport of triathlon that leaves no subject untouched." --Spencer Smith, three-time Triathlon World Champion
From the Back Cover
The Essential Workouts
The Training Cycle
Effective Heart Rate Training
30-Week IronFit Training Programs
Flexibility and Strength Training
Core and Functional Strength Training
Race and Pre-Race Strategies
Healthy Eating for Endurance Athletes
Recovery, Maintenance Training, and Beyond
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 70%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
My goal for my first Ironman was to finish, but following Don's IronFit, I exceeded that and finished fourth in my age group at Ironman Florida.
I have recently purchaesed the 2nd edition of IronFit for the updated training schedules as I prepare for my second attempt at the Ironman. Thanks Don!
Don Fink (an Ironman age group legend), draws upon his vast racing and coaching experience to inspire and prepare any triathlete to achieve the Ironman dream. Just as important, before I finished reading Be Ironfit (the first time) I felt belief replace my doubts about whether I could ever train for and race 140.6 miles.
This 2nd edition is even more comprehensive (I've read and studied both editions). It updates the latest core and strength training techniques with Don's tried and true time-efficient heart rate based training and swim/bike/run techniques advice. It is extremely well-written and organized and provides invaluable information and tips on: time management, nutrition, pre-race, race day, post race, race selection, mental strategies, and more. You can choose to follow the competitive program, the intermediate program, or the 'just finish' strategy.
With Don's guidance, and this revised edition in hand, I am training for my third Ironman race this year. With consistent adherence to Don's training plans and advice, I continue to get faster and faster. In fact, my P.R.'s continue to drop significantly at all distances (from sprint to olympic to 70.3 to 140.6) -- at the age of 45!
Buy the book, read the book, do what Don Fink says, become an Ironman! It really is that simple.
First of all, Don Fink is one of the most experienced and accomplished coaches in triathlon today. His approach, advice, and training plans have worked for countless athletes at all levels (from beginner to elite). I wouldn't follow a training philosophy or plan if it were not proven. My time and goals are too important to me.
BeIronFit is an exceptional read and resource. Very well written. What's remarkable about the book is that there is something there for everyone. If your goal is to finish your first Ironman or to qualify for Kona, I believe you will benefit from reading this book. Triathlon can be a complicated sport and the book goes into appropriate detail but not overly so. I think the reason I continue to go back to the book is that the philosophy, tips and advice to training and racing are sound - almost fundamental truths. Don not only explains exactly what you need to do day by day, week by week (laid out in your training plan), he clearly explains his coaching philosophy so that you understand exactly why you are doing certain workouts during the different phases of training.
What's interesting about Don and perhaps one of the reasons why he has been such a successful coach is his background. He became an elite triathlete while managing a successful and demanding career on Wall Street.Read more ›
I was a disappointed in how non-updated it was. All the stories seemed to be from pre-2002 or so, and I would have really liked to have seen some more up-to-date stories. But the thing that really killed me was the section on running and choosing running shoes. He actually instructs us on the "correct" way to run by saying to land on your heel! Then he has his "running shoe expert" talking about how overpronators should get motion control shoes, etc. As far as I'm concerned, all this running information is completely discredited, and I don't know of any long-distance runner these days who lands on his/her heel. They are all trying to become mid-foot strikers in order to avoid injury -- myself included.
I don't want to sound completely negative, but I think if you're not going to make a book up to date, then just do a reprint. If it's supposed to be an updated version, then update it fully.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fabulous guide to smart training for an Ironman triathalon. I read it over and over. Completed an Ironman race in November of 2014 at age 52 by training smart. Book is encouraging.Published 9 days ago by Valerie
Great guide to conquer the ultimate challenge of the Iron-Man triathlon, and also as an introduction to the different distances of the series. Read morePublished 19 days ago by MAC
Based on friends who have successfully used this book and completed Ironman races well within the time cutoffs, I am currently using this book to train for my first Full IM. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Caligurl
Great read. Just what I needed to get a realistic picture of what I will need to do to get another Ironman under my belt WITHOUT the oppressive time commitment I made for my first... Read morePublished 4 months ago by WMAW
Nice 'cook book' approach for those looking to train for their 1st ironman (or half iron) tri. Has become almost a 'classic' resource for ave athlete training for (or considering)... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MacCrazy81
If you have the dream to become an Ironman like I did, this is all you need. It is very easy to understand the plan of your choice and stick with it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I used this book to train for Ironman Arizona 2015. The book does a very good job of giving you training tips that are otherwise learned thru trial and error. Read morePublished 7 months ago by rjmandskm
Good book. Covered a lot of items from training plans, to intensity, to diet and recovery. Will keep as a guide for future training season designPublished 8 months ago by Barker
I love this book. It's like having a coach without having to pay for it. It goes through everything you need to know about training for an ironman step by step. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Medicguy