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How to Train for an IRONMAN on a Budget

By Natalya Jones, 03/18/19, 4:30PM MDT

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Aside from time constraints, chafing, a middling social life and pain, one giant factor regularly deters sane people from attempting an IRONMAN race: money.

Aside from time constraints, chafing, a middling social life and pain, one giant factor regularly deters sane people from attempting an IRONMAN race: money.

With investments in one-on-one coaching, nutrition, bike repairs, gym membership fees, race fees and more, the journey towards a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run can run you at least $2,000 to $5,000. (But the 140.6 bumper sticker and endless boasting are priceless).

But do these bragging rights really have to come at such a steep price? I completed my first full-distance triathlon while on a very tight budget as I moved in to my first apartment—and then moved again--and juggled student loans.

These seven money-saving tips made it possible.

 

Continue reading Natalya’s seven tips by visiting:  ACTIVE.com.