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Old 06-10-22, 10:22 PM
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Cross Tri/half Iron

I did my first Tri last year and my 2nd last month as a Clydesdale, both Olympic lengths. I know swimming is my weakest event and I swim a few days a week when I don't have my daughters. I have gotten to 8-mile run holding a 10 min mile time. I have done 50 mile runs and the swim isn't that much longer for a 70.3 distance.

I want to do a half Ironman next year. and advice for half Iron training? My goal is 2 Tri this year, my 2nd I want to do a Cross Tri, any advice going from a standard tri to a cross tri?
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Old 06-12-22, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GMoser85 View Post
I did my first Tri last year and my 2nd last month as a Clydesdale, both Olympic lengths. I know swimming is my weakest event and I swim a few days a week when I don't have my daughters. I have gotten to 8-mile run holding a 10 min mile time. I have done 50 mile runs and the swim isn't that much longer for a 70.3 distance.

I want to do a half Ironman next year. and advice for half Iron training? My goal is 2 Tri this year, my 2nd I want to do a Cross Tri, any advice going from a standard tri to a cross tri?
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Old 06-14-22, 05:55 PM
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Will do, Thank you!
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Old 06-25-22, 05:09 PM
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You're a "Clydesdale" running eight miles at a 10 minute/mile pace? Props to you. Is that on just a run? Or is that in combination with other events?

I live in the desert so it's hard for me to do a lot of swim training, at least distance-wise. Best I can do is laps at the local public pool, but I don't really count it beyond regular exercise since it's a pool and it's too easy to "cheat" and take breaks. However, I try to do a "dualthlon" at least once a month. Because of the aforementioned desert, I may not do that quite as often in the summer. But I will map out a 16-20 mile ride and a 3.5-4 mile run and do those back-to-back with about a 5 minute "transition" time in between.

I'm so far beyond the age/ability to do even a half Ironman now I won't even consider a full Ironman. I wish I had done one 15-20 years ago when I was young enough. I think I'm even done doing Olympics. At this point I'm going to stick with sprints from here on. I have a sprint in Long Beach in about three weeks. This will be my fifth triathlon in 10 months.
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From late 1980s to just about 5-6 years ago, I would participate in a handful of triathlons every season (summer). Mostly sprints, a few Olys here and there, and a few close to half-iron distance. I usually competed as a Clydesdale too, and was usually able to maintain an +/- 8-minute pace in the tri runs. Additionally, I was always running road races, with a one or two half-Marathons every year, and a full Marathon every couple years. Then, I had to have a hip replacement at 56 years old. And now I have a knee that needs replaced (thankfully it doesnít hurt with I ride). Iím pretty much done with running. But the culprit for the failing joints in my lower extremities??? I think itís so much pounding the pavement with a heavier body over the years. Iím 6í2Ē and maintain a body weight of 195-200 lbs. So much long distance running with a body like that isnít doing the joints any favors. I began distance running in h.s. in 1976 when I was like 5í10 and 150 lbs. If I had it to do all over again, Iíd scale back the long runs once my body weight got up to 170-175-ish.

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