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    Senior Member WebFootFreak's Avatar
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    Okay... I'm going to throw my hat into the Triathlon madness ring.

    I'm paying my entrance fee for the Memphis in May Sprint Tri (1/2mi swim, 12mi bike, 3mi run) in the next couple of weeks.

    Right now my long run is 1.6mi, but I'm starting to push my distances out. Since I found a comfortable pace, and have decent shoes I'm finding that I still have a bit of gas in the tank when I hit my goal distances. I do have a 4k coming up on the 28th just to see where I am at in a race situation . I have the distance on the bike no problem right now. I will have to either upgrade to a road bike, or get slicks for my current bike, but that'll just add speed either way. The swim is what bothers me. I'm in contact with the Memphis Thunder Tri team, and I'm hoping to jump in one of their swim clinics after the 1st of the year. Of course, I'm going to work up to it. My schedule planned for 2014 so far is:

    Bad Dog 5k (No Date Set) - benefitting Ronald McDonald House
    Los Locos Duathlon (4/13) - 2mi run, 15mi bike, 2mi run
    MIM Sprint Tri (5/17 - 2 weeks after my 41st bday, lol. ) - .25mi swim, 12mi bike, 3mi run
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    Due to recurring injury, I no longer have a yearly goal. How far I go is how far I go.
    As of 3/30- Bike: 129.7mi Walk/Run: 36.0mi

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    Senior Member Zoxe's Avatar
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    WFF, how is the prep going?


    I'm likewise signed up for a sprint Tri (400m, 12.6, and 5k) and an Oly Aqbike (1500m, bike 26, no run) in May and June respectively. Will be my 6th and 7th events overall. Same venue both times, different distances. My wetsuit came last week from XTerra, so I'm basically all set (no more rental suits).
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    Senior Member WebFootFreak's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxe View Post
    WFF, how is the prep going?
    I am officially entered as a Clyde. Right now it's going... slow. Let me take this backwards.

    As far as the run is concerned, I'm having soleus muscle pain issues. I'm just doing light runs and walking, and strengthening my already freakishly huge calves. By the time the weather is consistently warmer (40+), I should be able to buckle down and start getting some distance going. I'm pretty unconcerned about the bike. I just need to get the little adjustments made for fit since it's new. Like I said in my post earlier, I went out last night and my avg speed was over 15. Looking at the results last year, a bike split with a 16-17 avg will net me a good time. The swim worries me a bit, primarily because I'm not practicing at all ATM. I have always been a good swimmer, but I'd rather not go into a 1/4 mile (yeah, my last post was wrong) swim cold.

    With all that, I have made some connections that I'm using to the fullest. I work with a guy who runs marathons. I tell him what I've done, and he offers advice on goals, exercise, etc. A good friend of mine intro'd me to a friend of his who happens to be running 2 half ironman races this year. Lastly, the CEO where my wife works runs triathlons as well, and is putting together a group there. We meet tomorrow evening, and I'll see what he has to say. I've got a pretty good support group in place, I just need the weather to warm a bit and start busting my butt!
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    Due to recurring injury, I no longer have a yearly goal. How far I go is how far I go.
    As of 3/30- Bike: 129.7mi Walk/Run: 36.0mi

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    Senior Member Zoxe's Avatar
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    I got invited today to the 2014 USAT Aquabike Nationals based on my "ranking" in 2013 for the Half-Iron Aqbike I completed in August.

    They apparently invite everyone (as there are no entry pre-requisites or whatever), but it still feels good to get solicited!
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    Name : Tony
    Age : 50
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    I am glads this thread is here I am a clyde that has motored away on my mtb and gone from 335 lbs down to 260 and am finally going give myself a reward and move into a road bike . but due to my renewed interest in Tri's am also looking at used TT / Tri bikes have been looking at Kouto K- factors and Cervelo soloists also the new Kestral Talon ( really nice looking bike ) any advice given will be greatly appreciated and taken to heart . I also just picked up a copy of the slow fat triathelete at the library yestarday and started reading it.
    oh I am 6' tall and still shooting for my goal wieght of 200-220 #


    Thanks to all in advance and hope to learn alot here

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