Monday, March 31, 2014

2-Week Ironman Triathlon

Swimsuit season is right around the corner! I don't know about you, but all of us here at PTF are looking for a way to stay motivated, and push ourselves with a little challenge. So here we are inviting you to join us on our very first exercise challenge!!

There are many ways that you can join in, so please don't let us lose you with the first explanation... the important thing is that we are pushing ourselves to either try something we haven't tried, or challenging ourselves to a new level (that maybe we didn't even think was possible!). It's time to claim Spring and gain confidence about ourselves and our bodies as we head into Summer. :)

Have you ever heard of an Ironman? Don't worry - that's not our exercise challenge.... well, not exactly. We are going to do a 2-week Ironman! Instead of completing all the events in one day as with a typical Ironman, we will have 2 weeks to complete all of those same events on your timeline and schedule (as long as it's all within that 2 weeks). The challenge includes 26.2 miles running, 112 miles biking, and 2.4 miles swimming. Everyone will do everything in their own time, keep track of their totals, and cheer everyone on in the process. (And maybe a little celebration at the end? We'll have to see if any of you are up for that! Our guess is yes... this is a great achievement!) No timing, no racing, just challenging yourself to get out and get moving!

We are starting this 2-week challenge on Monday, April 28th - so you have 4 weeks to plan ahead, commit yourself to participating, and start planning out your activities. We are super excited about the challenge, and would love for you to join in with us! We will be following up with a blog post in a couple weeks with more information like tracking schedules, access to pools (if you don't have a membership to one), and more information in general. If there are specific questions you have, be sure to leave them in the comments so we can address them.

If you don't feel like you can commit to the whole Ironman for whatever reason, but you are still interested in challenging yourself to a new exercise goal, feel free to join us. Some other options might be 
Sprint, Olympic, or Half Ironman Triathlon (see distances for each above). 
Your challenge could be running the total length of a marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles). 
Any combination of running, swimming, and/or biking that sounds challenging but fits with your current life situation is welcome!
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.  If this already sounds like something you want to do, then let's do it! Comment below if you're joining us, and spread the word to your friends so they can join in on the fun. Use the hashtag #PTFtriathlon to follow along with people committing to the challenge and spreading the word!


Angela said...

This sounds like a lot of fun - count me in!

Cindy Lou said...

I'm in! Along with two friends--We've done it before and we're "older women" ! It's a very rewarding challenge.

Springville Rental said...

I'm really excited! I saved the PDF chart and printed it out as well... I don't know where you "commit" to the distance you are planning on completing?? I plan on posting my workouts with the hashtag #PTFtriathlon on my Instagram everyday

Springville Rental said...

Sorry, new to blogs, -confused- you guys have a FB page that I can follow? Wendy Cooper Tingey - or Jctingey on IG . Thank you very much, sorry it linked to my old rental posting :/

Deb said...

Hi Wendy!
You can find us on Facebook at and our username on Instagram is passthefresh.

We are using the honor system here so just commit to the distance you want to do in the two weeks and let us know when you complete it. We'll be cheering for you along the way!!


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