Completing an Iron man is no easy task. Athletes train for months or even years before competing; BYU Student Wellness is offering an easier way to conquer the triathlon.
“Theoretically, an Iron Man’s done over one day,” said Director of Student Wellness Dr. Larry Hall, “and it’s a grueling event, but the Lazy Man Iron Man is over just 30 days.”
Participants have the month of November to finish the challenge, but don’t let the name fool you. This isn’t your typical lazy activity like playing Nintendo or watching sports. You actually have to get up off the couch and swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run another 26.2 miles, the same distances in a traditional Iron Man.
Lazy Man Triathletes complete as much or as little as they want each day and track their own progress. When finished, each participant receives an official t-shirt to show off their “laziness” around campus.
Whether you run 5 miles a day or just hike the RB stairs every morning, it’s a workout everyone can enjoy.
“There are some people that look at it and think ‘Ew, I don’t think I can do all that. I mean, an Iron Man?’ ” said Student Wellness Office Specialist Bree West. “But, I just say sign up, and you know, even if you don’t finish, we do it twice a year, and just have fun with it.”
For once in your life, it’s OK to do it the lazy way.
To become a Lazy Man triathlete yourself, run, bike, or swim your way down to room 112 in the Richards Building to sign up.