TRIPLE YOUR ENDURANCE RUN THE GAUNTLET GYM JONES TRIATHLON
Park your bike and retire your wetsuit – the twisted minds at cult workout spot Gym Jones have given the triathlon a brutal upgrade. Think you’re up to it?
Our Run The Gauntlet fitness challenges have always been about pushing your limits, providing a physical and mental crucible in which to pit yourself against equally masochistic MH readers – and, more importantly, against yourself. Here, under the guidance of America’s well-respected and much-feared Gym Jones PTS, we have finally reached peak grit: the denouement of our quest for pain in the name of fitness. Spread across the pages before you is the gym-goers’ triathlon. But just because there are no lakes to traverse or mid-race clothing changes doesn’t mean it’s any less grisly. Quite the opposite, in fact. The long grind of the traditional discipline may be gone, but it is replaced by a ruthless selection of cardio machines, which combine to deliver the toughest few minutes of your life. Perform these three exercises, working against the clock, then check our scoreboard to see how you measure up. Film it. Share it. Because, while the pain is temporary, bragging rights are eternal.
Get off the start line smarter by practising your pacing on the Skierg with five fast rounds of 500m. The extra stamina will stop you blowing early and expand your comfort zone.