How to Do Your First Ironman — Part Three

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. This is a three-essay series. In the first two essays, I talked about what gear to buy and how to train to do your first Ironman. In…