The Iron Man triathlon is one of the most intensive races in the world. Many of QiVantage’s customers race in the Iron Man each year. Some complete the race, some don’t but everyone who tries will tell you that’s quite the test of endurance. If you want to take on Iron Man, you need to do a lot of preparation.

The Iron Man race starts out with a 2.4-mile swim. That might not sound too bad, but once you get going you’ll realize it’s a heck of a challenge. And you’ll have just two hours and twenty minutes to finish. Fail? Go home.

After that, you’re going to have to hunker down for a 112-mile bike ride. You’ll have eight hours and ten minutes to cross the finish line, so you don’t have to race, per say, but you’re going to need a lot of stamina.

Following the bicycle race, you’re going to need to complete a traditional running marathon. That’s good for 26.22 miles. You’ll have six hours to complete it, which admittedly is quite a bit of time. However, you’re sure to be sore from the previous segments of the race.

That’s why it’s not a bad idea to use one of QiVantage’s injury treatment kits. These kits contain creams and other resources you can use to address sore muscles and joints. And trust us, your muscles and joints will be sore after each and every segment.

How to Prep for Iron Man

Iron Man isn’t a test of strength. It’s a test of durability and stamina. You need to be able to swim, cycle, and run for miles on end. In total, you’ll travel over 140 miles! To put that into perspective, the distance between Philadelphia and Washington DC is just 124 miles, give or take.

First, we recommend picking up the Iron Man formula for our partners at This formula is great for people looking to get in shape and could help you improve your strength and stamina.

Next, we recommend swimming at least three times a week. You need to reach the point where you can easily swim 2.4 miles and you need to time yourself as well. In between swimming, start running and cycling.

You’ll need to test yourself to make sure you can complete each individual segment. However, keep in mind that you’ll have to do all three segments back to back with essentially no breaks in between.

Before signing up for Iron Man you need to make sure you have the needed stamina. Being able to complete a marathon isn’t enough, you have to be able to complete it with ease. Likewise, cycling for over a hundred miles should be a breeze.

And after the race, make sure you take care of your sore muscles and joints! You can use our pain relief creams and other products to reduce pain and help your body recover!