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    Sprint Triathlon (with pics)

    Had fun on a 500 yd/12 mile/3 mile triathlon today. Another guy and I passed each other about 10 times on the ride. I sure didn't have much left when I started running.

    Here's a slide show:

    http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a39...view=slideshow

    I finished third, but I suspect that there weren't many participants in my age range (50-59).
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    That was tight.

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    Congratulations! Third place is fantastic.
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    Congratulations. I'd like to see more of those type events.

    Some 25 years ago I participated in two "Tin Man Triathalons" as they were called, of about the lengths you describe. I think Budweiser sponsored them. The running part would be very difficult for me and my knees now, but if only 3 miles I'd try it.
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    Good stuff.

    There is an event called an aquabike for those who don't want to run. Google to find an event near you.

    I have been following up my almost daily 20 mile rides with a 500 - 600+ yard swim, but I just don't run any more. I do walk 3 miles sometimes, thhough.

    As I do this by myself, I always come in first, and I don't have to share pool lanes.

    Good show.
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    Congrats.

    Great slide show also!!

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    Nice pictures! Since you were smiling, I'm assuming you had fun.

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    You know what amazes me? You had your own photographer! Nice going.
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    Congratulations, TromboneAl. Do you think you will enter another tri?

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    Well, today I discovered that there were only three people in my age class (50-59), so the "third place finish" loses a little of its luster. I finished 15th out of 37 racers overall, so I'm still happy with my performance.

    Do you think you will enter another tri?
    Maybe, but I won't do it every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    Well, today I discovered that there were only three people in my age class (50-59), so the "third place finish" loses a little of its luster. I finished 15th out of 37 racers overall, so I'm still happy with my performance.
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    You deserve a gold medal for honesty, TromboneAl. And well done on participating and finishing nevertheless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    There is an event called an aquabike for those who don't want to run.
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    I just checked this out regarding the swim-bike event. Interesting.

    http://www.usatriathlon.org/content/index/802
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