The old axiom states ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’. In the case of Ironman, this couldn’t be more appropriate. There’s no hiding place on the start line of the Ironman – you’re either prepared for what lies ahead or you aren’t.
An Ironman isn’t a local 5km fun run; you can’t just ‘wing it’. A 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run in a single event is a huge challenge. Each of those disciplines taken alone would require training, never mind doing them one after the other!
Preparation is fundamental to a successful event, so we’ve put together a guide of how to prepare for your first Ironman. This isn’t a prescriptive training plan – that would depend on your level of fitness, expertise etc, but it will make you aware of considerations and how