Posted on July 12 2017
“The Epic 5 is five IRONMANs on five Hawaiian islands in five consecutive days. All this went great thanks to the awesome friends I have that never let me do any of it alone. We built the training plan up, starting slowly in early November, and by early May, we were up to 34 hours of training a week. We practiced sleep deprivation by waking at 2 a.m. We would meet at the YMCA at 3 a.m. and go out for a two-hour run. After that, we would hit the pool and swim 4200 yards, then work a full day and finish with a five-hour bike ride. I thought the biking would be the toughest challenge, but there were many unexpected problems. Coming from Central Wisconsin, I was not able to train for the heat and humidity I encountered. The other was ocean swells, which got me extremely seasick and was something I never expected or could have planned for. I’m not anywhere close to done. There are no limits on what a person can do.” – HOKA fan and Epic 5 finisher Chad Esker
Chad’s favorite shoe is the Bondi.