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Forum: Triathlon 11-12-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Fred Matthews
I do eat bananas at times before I go. I'll have...

I do eat bananas at times before I go. I'll have to start it again and keep track of if I cramp or not. How long before practice should I eat it?

Which brings up another question. I have been...
Forum: Triathlon 11-11-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Fred Matthews
Major cramps when swimming...salt tablets??

I have been getting cramps almost every time I swim. In my toes, my in-step, my calf, my hamstring, my shins. Sometimes it goes away fairly quickly and other times my swim is over. I almost always...
Forum: Triathlon 10-04-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,846
Posted By Fred Matthews
I have never done a wave start but I would...

I have never done a wave start but I would imagine that it would start once you pass the chip reader...even if that means you are standing there for a moment waiting for everyone to get into place. ...
Forum: Triathlon 06-12-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Fred Matthews
Use "Sport Legs". They are pills that you take...

Use "Sport Legs". They are pills that you take to help with the lactic acid build-up during the bike. I always use them and they help tremendously. You take one pill for every 50 lbs of your...
Forum: Triathlon 05-17-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Fred Matthews
It is totally up to you...nothing says you can or...

It is totally up to you...nothing says you can or can't. But again you need to get on a set schedule and if you already have a bike workout then start there and build your training from it.

Of...
Forum: Triathlon 05-17-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Fred Matthews
One other thing to consider would be doing the...

One other thing to consider would be doing the race in two weeks...as a volunteer. My first introduction to triathlon was going to watch my brother (doing the same Olympic as I mentioned) the year...
Forum: Triathlon 05-16-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Fred Matthews
Welcome to the wonderful world of Triathlon. ...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Triathlon.

For my first race, an Olympic, I trained for a solid four months before the race. The swim was ugly to say the least but for that event I just...
Forum: Triathlon 05-11-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Fred Matthews
I have to admit that I don't follow them and I am...

I have to admit that I don't follow them and I am really not interested in doing them. Primarily because I do NOT enjoy running and so running twice in one event really doesn't appeal to me.
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Forum: Triathlon 05-10-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Fred Matthews
I have yet to compete without socks and I put...

I have yet to compete without socks and I put them on in T1. That being said, my race in two weeks will be the first time to cycle without them, however I will be running with them. That is...
Forum: Triathlon 04-30-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Fred Matthews
Yeah, you are absolutely correct. I was just not...

Yeah, you are absolutely correct. I was just not familiar with this area of Waco. My family is from Mexia so I know that part of the state. So when I read that it was hilly I was a bit surprised. ...
Forum: Triathlon 04-29-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Fred Matthews
Then you should be just fine. From the website...

Then you should be just fine. From the website the bike appears to be very flat. That is one reason I am considering the Olympic. I like to swim and I can handle the bike pretty fair. So I hope...
Forum: Triathlon 04-29-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Fred Matthews
I was wanting to do the Olympic but running is my...

I was wanting to do the Olympic but running is my weakness. If it is too hilly then I might just do the Sprint. Here are the comments I got about the run portion:

""""Had to respond to the...
Forum: Triathlon 04-28-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Fred Matthews
TriWaco - anyone familiar with it?

I am considering doing TriWaco this year since I'll be there that weekend and I have heard that the run course is rather hilly. Does anyone have any knowledge about this?

Thanks,

Fred
Forum: Triathlon 04-20-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Fred Matthews
I'd get them now. You need to begin to get...

I'd get them now. You need to begin to get comfortable with the position. How much time difference there is isn't the issue in my opinion but rather learning to ride in the aero position for long...
Forum: Triathlon 04-18-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Fred Matthews
I generally have my eyes looking up ahead all the...

I generally have my eyes looking up ahead all the time and I rarely have any neck issues. But every set-up is different and of course so is every body. I say buy what bike fits you the best...
Forum: Triathlon 04-14-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Fred Matthews
I bought a training book this year and one of the...

I bought a training book this year and one of the tips in there was especially important for me - side cramps. The author stated that they are caused when the stomach bounces a lot during the run...
Forum: Triathlon 04-14-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Fred Matthews
I think our pool has ten lanes with one on the...

I think our pool has ten lanes with one on the end being saved for general swimming and families. I have never shared a lane not that there haven't been times where I probably should have but I just...
Forum: Triathlon 03-25-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Fred Matthews
Personalized tri clothing

Does anyone know of a good place to get personalized clothing? Don't need a lot of tops/shorts/suits but would like to get about 5-10 people worth. I can't afford a big pricetag so that will come...
Forum: Triathlon 03-17-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Fred Matthews
I have always used socks but just bought my first...

I have always used socks but just bought my first new pair of tri-bike shoes and will start doing some rides without socks to get ready for my Olympic in May. For my race this weekend...socks.
...
Forum: Triathlon 03-16-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Fred Matthews
Very common. Tri-shoes are designed for just...

Very common. Tri-shoes are designed for just such a use and appropriately so. The strap on a tri shoe hangs away from the bike when undone while a typical road shoe is on the inside. Because...
Forum: Triathlon 03-16-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Fred Matthews
That is about what I was hoping to hear. I don't...

That is about what I was hoping to hear. I don't carry a heavy race load anyways but I didn't want to miss any races if the recovery process would make training/racing difficult.

Thanks for...
Forum: Triathlon 03-11-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Fred Matthews
Getting fixed

Alright, my family is complete and my wife has been telling me that I will be the one to get fixed...not real excited about it.

My question is, to those of you that have been fixed, how long did...
Forum: Triathlon 02-19-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Fred Matthews
Race Organizing

A friend of mine's wife is wanting to put on a 5K race for their school late this summer and she asked me for a bunch of ideas and advice. I gave her what I could from my limited experience but to...
Forum: Triathlon 02-19-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,846
Posted By Fred Matthews
Swim: Goggles (2nd pair just in case), anti-fog...

Swim: Goggles (2nd pair just in case), anti-fog spray, swim cap (probably provided by race), watch, wet-suit...if it is a really cold race you might need: swim gloves, swim boots, skull cap, extra...
Forum: Triathlon 01-24-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By Fred Matthews
Racin' is racin' and that is what you do...leave...

Racin' is racin' and that is what you do...leave em behind and run.
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