Ironman March

I saw this idea on Healthy Tipping Point and thought it was an awesome idea!

I’ve also shamelessly stolen this photo.

Just kidding. This is the image I’m talking about, but while I’ll happily link to things on the first page of google images, somehow this feels rude.

So the basic idea is that you swim 3.86km, bike 180km and run 42km. That’s an ironman. But because I’m definitely not in ironman shape, I’m going to do that spread out over the month of March. Hence, Ironman March.

Seriously, how great would it be to swim in that right now?!

So, there are 4 weeks in March. You need to run 10.5km, bike 45km and swim 37 lengths of a 25m pool for each of those 4 weeks to meet the goal.

My plan is 2 bike sessions a week (aiming for 23km each session), 4-5 runs a week and 1 swim a week (UWH starts again, so I’ll be back in the pool for training and the kids do 40 lengths for their warmup, so that’s perfect!).

The bike sessions will be on stationary bikes in the gym because I can’t actually ride a bike. I’ll count a spin session if I do one as 15km (30min spin classes) I’ll also be doing pump twice a week, and my usual daily yoga.

The aim for this is to get in more cross training (biking, agh. Any tips on not having my ass hurt for days after?), and also have a goal to aim for. I love achieving stuff!

Who’s going to do Ironman March with me? It’s totally the best idea, and entirely do-able!

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3 thoughts on “Ironman March

  1. Feb Summary | lmfbs runs February 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply

    […] Ironman March! 180km cycling, 3.86km swim, 42km run. […]

  2. never2late4 March 1, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

    the Iron Man is a great idea! Its really good to break such a big challenge into manageable chunks
    I’m doing something similar, as I’m doing a Marathon over March and if it weren’t for the fact I’m hols for a week I’d think about extending my target to join you :-).
    Good luck hitting your target. Look forward to seeing the updates.

    • lmfbs March 1, 2013 at 11:54 am Reply

      Thanks! I wish I was brave enough to learn to ride a bike! I do own one (it’s a trail bike, and it’s pretty and shiny) but I can’t actually ride. Maybe next month I’ll challenge myself to learn!

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