How to Do Your First Ironman — Part One

I’ve completed ten Ironman distance races now (DNF’d at one, as well) and while I’m not a professional, I consider myself an experienced amateur and therefore perhaps even better situated to help talk through how to do your first Ironman than professionals who may be in better shape than most first-time amateurs. I’m going to speak to those who have completed 5–10 Olympic distance races and maybe even a half Ironman before setting their sights on…