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Ironmom: Training and Racing in a Family of 7 by [Harrison, Mette]
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Length: 214 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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""Inspiring, dedicated, impressive."" --Nathan Pollard, marathoner

""My favorite Iron Woman."" --Jessica Day George, author of Dragon Slippers

""Mette was a self-described ""former couch potato,"" before she started her journey to become a triathlete, and eventually an Ironwoman. She signed up for her first Ironman triathlon one week after suffering the loss of a child through stillbirth. She embraced the rigors of training as a way of dealing with the grief that consumed her.
""While the book starts off with her reasons for choosing to compete in the triathlon and her own personal motivations, it continues with a lot of helpful information on starting out in your training: training plans, parenting, and even how the triathlon saved her marriage.
""If you are looking for a running-related book that is a great mix of heartfelt writing and useful training information, check out Ironmom!""
—30 Something Running Mother
 

About the Author

Nationally published YA fiction author Mette Ivie Harrisson (The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror) has been involved in triathlon since 2004, when she won 1st place in her age group at the first triathlon she ever entered. Since 2006, when she finished her first Ironman in 13:02 at Coeur dAlene, Idaho, she has competed in 3 other Ironman competitions, 6 ultramarathons, the longest single day bike race in the United States (LOTOJA), and dozens of Olympic and sprint distance races. She is currently nationally ranked by the USAT for her age group and if she doesnt bring home a medal, her children usually know its because she had a bike crash or was running a fever. Her husband has caught the Ironman bug and has competed in 2 Ironmans with her. Her four oldest children (ages 12-18) have all competed in either sprint or Olympic distance triathlons or half marathons. She trains them, as well as other family members and friends, writing training plans and talking them through the hard times.

Product Details

  • File Size: 456 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Familius; First edition (June 4, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DCFXN68
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,672,187 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fascinating story detailing Harrison's transformation from an inept high school swimmer to a serious competitor in triathlon, several years and several children later. She tells you how she did it and makes you believe that you can do it, too.
I fell prey to her persuasion through reading her blog. In one year I went from non-runner to RAGNAR Relay finisher, running more than 17 miles of a 200-mile relay, having a wonderful time and feeling great. You never know, Harrison might change your life, too.
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I'm not an athlete and have no plans to do triathlon, but I loved this book! It is heartbreaking, triumphant, practical, entertaining, and inspiring and has application in all parts of life. Mette's story shows how hard work and determination bring real results, and not just in the realm of personal fitness. Her unique and considered advice about working out is practical and useful to everyone, whether already physically active or just getting off the couch, and whether you've got plenty of money or have nothing extra to spend on work-out equipment. But more than that, the book inspires me to try learning other new things, even at my advanced (middle) age. Mette briefly tells about learning to play the violin along with one of her daughters. I think I'll do just that with my youngest daughter, who passionately wants to play the violin but will definitely be less excited about actually practicing. After reading Mette's book, I'm sure that if we learn together, we will both benefit so much. I think everyone should read this!
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Like many people, I've wondered about what it takes to become a tri-athlete or ultra endurance athlete. Are those people even sane to push themselves that hard, that far? But after reading Mette Harrison's IRONMOM, I feel like I have much more insight into the why (motivation), the what (equipment you need), and the how (training tips and regimen). Harrison breaks it down for her readers, including her own breakdown that led her to start racing in the first place, and how she got her children and her husband involved, too, so that racing became a family affair. What makes this memoir special is realizing that if Harrison can do it, anyone can find their inner athlete, or at the very least, become much fitter. And by following her tips, especially the ones about avoiding her mistakes (Hello, Gatorade? Dental decay city), you stand a good chance of finishing your own race.
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