Think you’ve done it all as a runner? Checked off every race on your bucket list? Not so fast! There are still some of the best marathons in the US left to run.
An Ironman Triathlon is one of the most physically and mentally challenging races in the world. Consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, it’s a total of 140.6 miles. But if you’re up for the challenge, a triathlon consisting of these Ironman distances can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
That’s why ultrarunners are a special breed of athlete, and why for a small group of people, they demand the best of themselves and strive to test their resolve at the toughest of the ultra marathons. These bucket list races are coveted by runners all over the world.
Whenever you’re running in the heat such as competing in the Hawaii Ironman, you need to be smart to optimize your chances of success. First, we’ll learn about heat acclimatization and thermoregulation. Then we’ll go over a few tips to allow our bodies the ability to adapt appropriately.
Things they don’t tell you about racing in the Kona Ironman World Championships.
Cold plunge pools and tubs are quickly gaining popularity as people learn about the many benefits of cold water therapy. Cold water immersion can help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, speed up muscle recovery, and boost immunity.
You might be surprised that many thousands of runners that are racing each year did not qualify by meeting the Boston Marathon qualifying times. Most people think you have to hit the Boston Marathon qualifying times to race in it. But as you’ll read below, that is only one way to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
All the best ways to get qualified to the Kona Ironman World Championship even if you’re not the fastest person in your age group!