I’d like to get back on track with my schedule and diet in January, so I’m challenging myself to an Iron Distance challenge.
My main goal is to get back into a consistent schedule.
Over the course of the month, I’ll do the equivalent of a full Ironman distance triathlon. It’s actually quite achievable for people of all abilities.
The total distances are 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, 26.2 miles running.
If you break that up over 4 weeks that’s:
Depending on your speeds, you can swim that in 1/2 30-minute sessions, 2 1-hour biking sessions and 2 40-60 minute run/walk sessions.
If you walk/run and are a beginner swimmer, that’s around 4-5 hours per week max! Probably less.
Anybody want to join me for accountability? It will be fun and a great way to start off the new year.
Join this group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/386219808138100/
We have a few experienced triathletes so if you have any questions there are a lot of people here to help you out. I want to see everyone succeed.
If you positively, absolutely can’t swim, we can add the 2.4 miles to the run portion and turn it into a duathlon for you.
Just finished up my research paper about carnitine supplementation for endurance athletes. I have about 20-25 hours of work into it. Glad to get it done, but now have to start working on my in-class presentation on muscle recovery & aging due mid-November.
If I get an A, I’ll share it here. Really interesting information!