::Added motivation-17 Hours to Glory::
My last triathlon race of 2012 will end in Kona on Oct 13th. Kona will be my 3rd full distance ironman with 2 half distance races. After completing Ironman Canada I had a hard time wrapping my head around doing another full distance event. After a few weeks of light training and a lot of reading, I feel that the fire is slowly getting lit. What often really helps get the engine going is a good book.
Back in May I had solo flight out to Las Vegas for Ironman St George and on my way to the airport I stopped at the book store. I wondered around and dove into the sports section and found a few interesting books. One really stuck out for me, and after I bought it was very hard to put down. Its called 17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon. Its basically about the best Ironman stories at Kona. 17 stories for the 17 hours that competitors have to complete the crazy race. I would highly recommend this book to any Ironman or triathlete. Very inspiring and perfect for some pre-Kona taper downtime reading.