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Old 07-13-08, 07:17 PM   #1
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Tri Report.

Welll today was my first TRI. I think i ma hooked on TRI's now and where I thought this would be a one and done. I am already looking forward to my next event. I was 1 one of 240.

My TRI was 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike ride and and 2 mile run.
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I am a prtty good swimmer so i was 5th out of the water on the first wave. The start was HORENDOUS. this is a YMCA event not nationals.for some reson not hoding your line in the water is acceptable. started kicking hard and got away from the pack shifted to breast to conserve energy and assist with navigation. I was holding pace wiht the leaders and dropping the pack in the swim...
got a line on the final trun bouy and shifted back to freestyle. in hind sight i should have gone for the win but i didn't know what i was in for in the bike and run. my goal was finsihing.

On the bike.. My Fuji touring bike Steel heavy i left my rack on the back
which mad e a great tray for my gloves and socks. i had a little hangup with my read derailuer which cost me a few minutes but i was thinking about.. Ride my Ride and Race my race dont Ride the guy that just droped me . thats his / then later with the women starting 8 mintes behind me Her race not mine.
i rode well i think as when i got to T2 there where about 25 bikes in T2. ( NOTE Mmmmmm In my there where a LOT of carbon TT bikes that I beat )
At this point I am mentally over competition Swimming and cyceling are my specailties and i am proud to say i kicked butt in those. One girl was FLYING on a flatbar road bike from specialized.... and there was a was alot of nice carbon in the T area. but i didnt get a chance to see it untll after the race

Now for the run. my weakness I have a bad knee from a mountian climb i did when i was 30. i can run about a mile and suffer after that...
at just over a mile into the run and i am a SLOW runner. my knee failed and i had to limp the to the finish. A lance Armstrong quote fills my head. I get my chant / cadence and muscled through it.
I never did walk i always maintained a pace that was well above a run but the damage was done. i got passed like a yugo on the autobahn.

I don't want my number to fade just yet... it felt great walking around stores and shops on the sunday in shorts with a TRI number on my legs and arms. Why Yes mere mortal i am a triathelete.

After going to my sons Bike race .25K grass course age 6 - 7. I do not think i want to be a cat 5 rider. those guys are out of my league that without the head start of the swim i do not think i would hold my own.

If you are thinking about trying a TRI.. do it do it do it.

Overall i finsihed 78th. witha time of 1:18:xx official results will be posted this week.
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Old 07-13-08, 07:20 PM   #2
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oh man!! CONGRATS!! great job... My first Tri will be Aug 8th... and i'm just hoping to finish... you did GREAT!

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Great job. I cant wait til i get the gumption to do one. I just bought the bike a about 2 months ago and now i think i can start working on the swimming and running, that sounds like an awesome day.

Again great job.
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BTW and for the recornd.. i think fighting is FAR more demanding that TRI's. but that could be just me.
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Way to go! Did my first last year; I loved walking around with my number on my leg as well! I tried my best to not wash it off ... let it fade away slowly ...
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Old 07-15-08, 12:26 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Way To go... I will tell you about mine after this sunday! But 1:18 is not bad!
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Great job stout...and good luck mighty thor
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Thank You Haenous! If I ever stop worrying about being the last person to finish, I make do well. I'll be fun
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my results I was 79th over all my runnning SUCKS!!!!!!!http://www.coolrunning.com/results/0...kom_set1.shtml
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its all about completing, not competing...just have fun... they are a blast..
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I did my first tri 2 years ago. I finihsed dead last (for the men) at 1:44. I was training to do it last year but got pneumonia. So this year I am getting ready. I still need to drop 12 pounds just to get down to the same weight. I figure if I am not the same or lower on weight I will have a hard time improving my time.

My goal this time is to be at the back of the serious swimmers but ahead of the "back float brigade". I would like to finish in about 1:30.
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