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    Watched award for a local Sprint Triathlon today . . . Hmm!!

    The rec center 1 mile from me was presenting awards as I was leaving from my after-church swimming session.

    There were categories of every 5 years or so, including

    65-69
    70-74
    75+

    And there were winners in every group, EXCEPT no one entered in the 70-74 group. This means I could have won an award for the 3.3 mile (5K) run + 13 mile bicycle and 500 yard swim.

    Now, the Doc has said "no running" - for my back, but, heck, I can sure walk the 5K, and I swim the 500 yards and ride the 13 miles (and more) almost daily.

    Times varied from just over 1 hour to almost 2 hours.

    Hmmm!!

    Food for thought next year. Maybe. Even sort of maybe . . .

    Others who do triathlons?

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    Can you do that fast walking thing? I don't know what the official name is for it, but my sister does it and enters marathons. So, why not triathlons?

    Or, is that out also?
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    Now you let the cat out of the bag. You told us how you will get your award. Maybe we will forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
    Can you do that fast walking thing? I don't know what the official name is for it, but my sister does it and enters marathons. So, why not triathlons?

    Or, is that out also?
    It's called racewalking and it's legal in triathlons (I am also a racewalker).
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    These are pretty casual - "everyone can and does enter" recreation center events. I have seen lots of folks walking the 5K. I wouldn't be alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    Now you let the cat out of the bag. You told us how you will get your award. Maybe we will forget.

    My daughter has a wall full of ribbons from horse shows. The same thing happens in horse shows.

    I'm not choosey.

    The only thing I don't like is that during the swim one must share lanes with several other folks, which isn't my style or preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    I'm not choosey.

    The only thing I don't like is that during the swim one must share lanes with several other folks, which isn't my style or preference.
    I would think swimming like that would make a lot of bumping other swimmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    I would think swimming like that would make a lot of bumping other swimmers.
    Exactly, especially if you swim like I do. I didn't really start until 3 years ago, at age 68, and I don't have all that swim team and other experience of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Exactly, especially if you swim like I do. I didn't really start until 3 years ago, at age 68, and I don't have all that swim team and other experience of others.
    It stil sounds like a good idea to try it. You never know what you could learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    It stil sounds like a good idea to try it. You never know what you could learn.
    Well, I've got a bit to think about it - till next August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    The only thing I don't like is that during the swim one must share lanes with several other folks, which isn't my style or preference.
    Wait a minute. You'll share the lane on the road but not in the pool?
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    My wife has been doing them for a few years. I go to them as her\pit crew-mechanic\driver\cheering section\photographer. This year I was chatting with a very nice man, at least 50+, closer to 60. He was there to watch\cheer his mother, that was 78 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    It's called racewalking and it's legal in triathlons (I am also a racewalker).
    Legal, sure, but also harder than running!
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    Tri's are fun DnvFox - you'd enjoy it! It's not just the race, it's the whole event. Festive, for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    Tri's are fun DnvFox - you'd enjoy it! It's not just the race, it's the whole event. Festive, for sure!
    I'd enjoy it for the 5 minutes it took before my knees swelled up trying to run. No wait... I wouldn't get that far because I'd drown first!

    Actually, I'm really comfortable in the water (done lots of scuba diving); I just don't swim that fast.
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    I see a gent at the local sprint tri's near me in the 70+ age group. Always wins his division. I wouldn't call his run a running or fast walking for that matter. Be he always has a big smile! Give it a go!

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