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Old 08-23-10, 12:12 PM   #1
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Finished my first Tri this past weekend

It was a reverse order sprint (3.1 mile trail run/6 mile bike/400m pool swim). Did reasonably well on the run, had a fairly strong bike leg, but I am a terrible swimmer. Finished in 1:05 overall. Regardless, I had a blast and have already signed up for my second one, which is a regular order sprint (400m open water swim/24k bike/5k run). I plan to focus more on swimming over the next three weeks in hopes of improving my time in that part of the tri.

Hopefully, after getting a few more sprints under my belt, I can move up to Olympic distance next year.
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Sweet deal. Splits to post?

A trail run sounds sweet...we definitely don't have any of those here. All flat, dry, windy, open road. My first is in 3 weeks; feeling pretty stoked. I don't know what you've done, but 2 months ago I couldn't swim 10 meters. I've been on my own with a few great books, and can put out my 400 without dying. It took being in the pool for 30 minutes per day, 6 days per week...more time in the water, and someone to critique should help you a lot!

Best of luck for the next one!
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congrats. super nervous for my 1st in 6 days *gulp*

never heard of a reverse order tri, i'd worry about being too tired to swim.
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Good finishing time. Congratulations!
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Sweet deal. Splits to post?

A trail run sounds sweet...we definitely don't have any of those here. All flat, dry, windy, open road. My first is in 3 weeks; feeling pretty stoked. I don't know what you've done, but 2 months ago I couldn't swim 10 meters. I've been on my own with a few great books, and can put out my 400 without dying. It took being in the pool for 30 minutes per day, 6 days per week...more time in the water, and someone to critique should help you a lot!

Best of luck for the next one!
Here are my splits:

Run 28:41 (172/406)
Bike 22:25 (96/406)
Run+Bike+Transitions 51:05 (128/406)
Swim 14:51 (351/406)
Total 1:05:56 (193/406)
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congrats. super nervous for my 1st in 6 days *gulp*

never heard of a reverse order tri, i'd worry about being too tired to swim.
I held back a little on the bike for that very reason. It kind of stinks to have to do your worst event when you are tired.
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Congrats, nice work!
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