Triathlon - Two sprint tris in one month?!?!?!? good or bad idea?!?!
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02-18-09, 02:16 PM
just like the title says guys. I did my first tri earlier this year and i completely loved it. There are two more sprint tris coming up in april one on the 5th and the other on the 19th. Should i do both or just one? thank you all in advance for your expert opinions
02-18-09, 03:12 PM
I think you could do both of them. They are two weeks apart, that is plenty of recovery time for such a short race.
02-18-09, 03:17 PM
I would say you could do it.
02-18-09, 08:53 PM
thanks for the response guys.. i appreciate it !
02-18-09, 09:10 PM
2 weeks is plenty of recovery time, especially for that distance. I'm doing my first XTERRA on a Sunday, and my first HIM on the next Saturday.
02-18-09, 10:05 PM
It will be no problem, after my first sprint I was only sore for a day until I did a nice easy recovery swim. Gotta get some blood flowing through
02-19-09, 12:23 PM
i have heard alot of great stuff about those Xterra races. Good luck with the and HIM after. thats a pretty tough schedule!
02-24-09, 09:35 PM
Do both! I WISH there were two sprint tri's in my area that were even close enough for me to consider doing both!!
02-24-09, 09:55 PM
No problem. It's not really any different than doing two hard 90-120 min workouts. Go for it. Have fun.
02-25-09, 07:18 AM
If you have been training regularly, you could do a sprint once a week, there is really nothing to them....about 1:30 max, most guys train longer than that every day.
02-25-09, 09:38 AM
Do it. If you're already "in shape" and ready to go for the first one, the rest are easy. Won't even have to worry about training other than maybe a light workout or two somewhere in the middle.
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