Ever dream of being an elite endurance athlete and competing in races like Hawaii's Ironman? Professional athletes are not the only people who have the ability to attain superior athletic accomplishments. Every season tens of thousands of amateur triathletes compete head-to-head, pushing their physical and mental strength to the absolute limits. The standard Ironman competition is a true test: a 2.4-mile open-water swim, followed by a 112-mile bike leg, and a 26.2-mile marathon run. Sought-after multisport coach, Don Fink assures readers that the challenge is not too difficult, the dream is not impossible. His time-efficient training methods have been honed over the years and have been proved to aid anyone in achieving their athletic dreams. Be Iron-Fit provides practical training information in a step-by-step, enjoyable way so that even everyday athletes can attain ultimate conditioning. Included in this revolutionary guide is information on:- The essential workouts- The training cycle- Core training - 12-week training programs- Effective time management- The principle of gradual adaptation- Effective heart-rate training- Preparing with training races- Proper technique- Equipment tips- Race and pre-race strategies- Mental training- Effective goal setting and race selection- Nutrition- And much moreWith the proper preparation and training techniques explained here, virtually anyone can attain supreme fitness.