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01-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Someone suggested I start a thread here. I'm training for a triathlon. Just started. No more pesky exams to take up oodles of my time. I'm not really trying to lose much weight, but I guess I could stand to lose 5-10 pounds to so my pants fit a little better.
Anyway, I've been training by going to the gym and doing the bike and treadmill. I have yet to start my swim training.
Any advice is welcome. Or none. Whatever. I'm a little drunk tonight.
01-13-2006, 01:12 AM
Smoke more weed.
06-23-2007, 08:11 AM
Just stick with it
Baron Von Raschke
06-23-2007, 01:49 PM
Et tu, Brutè?
06-23-2007, 01:50 PM
Et tu, Brute. Go for it!
ETA: wTF, baron, why did you steal my thundah?
Baron Von Raschke
06-23-2007, 01:58 PM
06-23-2007, 05:09 PM
There are all kinds of tri's to ...uh... try.
If you're in reasonably good shape, you could start with a sprint distance. If you can do double the distances in training, you should be fine. Also, you dont really need to buy any fancy equipment if you're just getting started, but be warned that doing these on a mtn/hybrid bike is like driving a tractor in the Indy 500. I recommend buying a road bike. That way, you'll want to train, and you will be faster.
Practice Open Water swimming. It is very different than pool swimming. You need to learn how to sight, there aren't lane lines on the bottom to keep you straight, and trust me you don't swim straight otherwise.
And once you learn that, it is still completely different than race day and have to do it with 100 people around you (or 2000 as the case may be). If you have some friends willing to crowd you while you swim it can be a good idea, because you will get punched and kicked.
Bike as much as you can it will help with the other 2 disciplines without the pounding of running.
If you find during training you have specific weakness, post it here, and I can try and help.
06-27-2007, 10:04 AM
...do it with 100 people around you (or 2000 as the case may be). If you have some friends willing to crowd you while you swim it can be a good idea, because you will get punched and kicked...
If you can find a race with a time trial start, that would be good. That way, instead of a wave start, everyone starts in 3 sec intervals, and you stand less of a chance of being in ass and elbow soup. The two races i have done this summer are that way.
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