Three things no one tells you about Ironman

Three things no one tells you about Ironman



You can do it! No one can ever doubt it. If you decide to do an Ironman, then anything is possible, you can even win that thing even though it might be the first time you get do it. Well, we don’t want to demoralize you, but, it’s best to know a few things before you decide to challenge yourself through an Ironman. These are the three things no one has the courage to tell you when you’re training to do an Ironman, not even you coach (if you have one).



Ironman can be dangerous


Without getting too dramatic, when you’re competing in a full-distance event, you‘re also exposed to a certain amount of danger. Remember, an Ironman can literally make your body touch its limits. Different injuries and possible health issues are the main contributor to the danger an Ironman exposes you to. Before deciding to go for it, never underestimate your health’s signals. Taking the right physical and mental measures it’s essential.


Ironman preparation



It can be really hard


Even though most of the people who decide to do an Ironman are capable of getting to the finish line, it is still one of the hardest, most challenging competitions in the world. Taking it too lightly is not always a good idea. We advise you to do your own research, challenge your body and see how much it can handle. Then, you can decide whether you’re ready to put yourself into that state or not.


gear for ironman


It can be fun


Yes, it can be a lot of fun if you’re really passionate about these types of challenges. If you’re really prepared and ready to do an Ironman, then it’s best to see it as a funny, yet productive experience. People swear the preparation process, including the dressing up, the photo moments, the support you get from the people around you and the finish line, is something not to be missed at least once in a lifetime.



Posted on Categories Cycling, Running, Swimming, TriathlonTags , , , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to [email protected]
Liz Lyles

  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Elizabeth Lyles from Nevada just won the title of Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga professional race! She finished 23 minutes ahead of the second-placed competitor, Kim Schwabenbauer.   Lyles, the mother of two, raced to the victory and finished the race in only 09:05:33! Her biggest motivator was her…

Peter Sagan UCI world title

  Slovakian Peter Sagan is officially the first cyclist to ever win three consecutive titles in the World Championships Road race!  His brilliant yet intensive performance in Bergen gave the rider the victory once again as he went wheel-to-wheel with Norwegian rider, Alexander Kristoff.   Eventually, the Slovakian rider defended…


  Chantal Blaak wins women’s World Championships Road race as Gardfoot and Dideriksen took silver and bronze respectively.   Blaak soloed to today’s race victory in the elite women’s World Championships road race that is currently taking place in Bergen. First place comes right after Blaak’s Dutch team had an…

Dangerous cycling

  Apparently, a 1861 law is the only act that can convict cyclists who cause any type of harm to others. However, there have been several high-profile accidents involving cyclists. They have now created a strong and national-wide debate on the available laws that cover this disturbing issue.   This week,…


Race Calendars