Following on from his hugely successful Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run, Andy Holgate’s new book Can’t Sleep, Can’t Train, Can’t Stop is set to be released on January 1st 2013:
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Can’t Sleep, Can’t Train, Can’t Stop is the widely anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run, which saw fitness blogger Andy Holgate shortlisted in the Best New Author category for the 2012 British Sports Book Awards.
Andy and his work have been praised by marathon legend Dean Karnazes, triathletes Catriona Morrison and World Champion Alistair Brownlee, as well as across the specialist running, sports and fitness press.
Now Can’t Sleep… continues Andy’s inspirational journey from where Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run left off, chronicling his attempt to complete two Ironman triathlons six weeks apart – and it’s a genuinely inspirational story for rookie or experienced triathletes.
A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run makes the Ironman triathlon one of the hardest one-day endurance challenges on the planet. Now take those events and transfer them to a volcanic rock with cruel winds, searing sun, rough seas and nosebleed-inducing hills, and you have Ironman Lanzarote. Why, then, would Andy Holgate – who admittedly has never swum in the sea, who can’t cope with the wind, climbs hills like an elephant climbs stairs and melts quicker than an ice-cream in a sauna – take on such an extreme challenge? Simple: Because he can…
Outlaws, assassins, childbirth, broken bones, broken bikes, impalement, udder cream, donuts, intensive care, triumph, forceps, love, pirates, tragedy, nappies, dangerous drivers and more crashes than the financial markets all play a part in this enthralling story of one man’s quest to wear as much lycra and rubber as possible in public without getting arrested.
Already in his fortieth year, would this irrepressible MAMIL (Middle Aged Man in Lycra) make it to his forty-first? Would Lanzarote prove one triathlon too far – or will Andy succeed against the odds and live to swim, ride and run another day?
Andy Holgate completed his first Ironman distance race, The Big Woody, in 2007. His first book, Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run, was a UK top 10 sports book, and a number 1 Kindle sports book. It saw Andy nominated for Best New Writer at the 2012 British Sports Book Awards, where he was the only non-journalist/sports star to receive recognition. Andy lives in Lancaster with his ‘Ironwidow’ Emma and baby daughter Charlotte. When not out training or writing his blog, you’ll find Andy working as a librarian at Lancaster University.