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Average to Epic

A Mid-Lifer's Guide to Endurance Sports and Life-long Fitness

By: Don Rose

Price: CAD $24.95

Publisher: MEYER & MEYER SPORT

Imprint: Meyer & Meyer Sport

250 Pages

8.5 X 5.5 X 0.87 ins

ISBN:  9781782551140 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 07/17/2017

Average to Epic is an integrated manual for helping men and women transform their lives through endurance sports. Be it riding a bike 100 miles, running a marathon, or completing long-course triathlons, this book provides the resources, practical tips, planning, and motivation for the average person to take on epic athletic challenges. It covers endurance road biking, endurance mountain biking, long distance running, and triathlons; all sports the author has experience in. Many middle-aged people want to drastically improve their fitness and overall wellness. Taking that first step is often difficult. Motivation is hard because of time commitments and lack of information, guidance, and experience in endurance sports.

Average to Epic provides motivation by demystifying the world of endurance sports and helping the reader take the first steps in getting into one of these sports and training for an epic event. It helps the aspiring triathlete through the murky waters of their first triathlon as they work toward a half-Iron (70.3) or Ironman; takes the non-runner or 5k weekend warrior through the mysteries of running form on their way to completing their first marathon; demystifies the world of cycling to encourage the reader to ride 100 miles on a bike. In doing so, this book helps the reader achieve a broader and more important goal: lifelong fitness.


Don Rose, Ph.D., is a late-in-life endurance athlete. He has completed a number of epic endurance events across multiple sports. He completed various half-marathons, marathons, triathlons across distances from sprint to Ironman, and numerous road and mountain bike endurance events. As a scientist, he has taken an analytical and methodical approach to his training and racing. Besides, Don has devoured dozens of books on nutrition, training, and the science of endurance sports and read numerous scientific papers. He has combined his extensive knowledge with his sports experience to develop a practical approach to being a successful mid-life (now late mid-life) endurance athlete. Don chronicles his experiences in his blog MidLifeFitnessCrisis.com.



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