Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ironman Challenge

My gym is putting on an Ironman Triathlon Challenge -and you have an entire month to complete it!!  Why hadn't I thought of doing something like this for myself before?!  They have their challenge starting February 1st and you have until the 28th to complete all three events (swim, bike, run).  You can do the events in whatever order you want, all you do is track your progress on their bulletin board.

Here are the Distances:

Swim 2.4 miles
(35 laps = 1 mile.  Can attend Water Aerobics class - 1/2 mile per class)

Bike 112 miles
(Can use Elliptical or Arc Trainer or Group Ride cycling class - 10 miles per class)

Run/Walk 26.2 miles
(Can attend 60 minute Group Step/Kick/Groove class -3 miles per class)

I'm still trying to decide if this would be too much for me.  I want to keep fit and workout but I don't want to overdo it.  I still have a little bit of time to decide.  If I don't do the challenge through the gym, I will still do the challenge, but it will be on my own.  I will chart my progress but will give myself more time to complete it.  I think it will be fun!  Let me know if you want to join in on the Ironman Challenge!!


  1. That's a pretty gutsy challenge!! I love setting the bar higher but also do consider your limits. :)


  2. Wow that is sort of a scary challenge overall but should be good to break it down. I oculd do the swim pretty easily, but the bike and the run...erm......not my faves! I think the bike would take me the longest. Do you ever think you would do a triathlon if one of the segments was something different? This fall I figured it out. I KNOW I would switch biking to kayaking. It would balance things out with swimming being full body, kayak being upper body/core. and running being mainly legs. Fool proof. haha I keep meaning to write a post on that too!

  3. I've never kayaked before... that would be something I'd like to try though!! ...If I could switch out one of them, I'd switch out the running... but I'm sure after more practice, I'll be better at it and therefore will like it more!