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Any Of You Do Triathlons?  
User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Hey all,

I watched (A while ago) the London Triathlon and got me interested, I currently do a heck amount of swimming and some biking, so I though after watching this, I would put my body through the ultimate, a mini triathlon!

1 mile swim
4 1/2 mile bike ride
1 1/2 mile run

This may not seem like much, but Im a beginner and hoping to increase it, only do this once a week, the rest of the week, I only do the swimming and some biking

Any of you do anything similar?

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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Thread starter):
Any of you do anything similar?

I think photographing one is about as close as I'd go! But if you can manage all that then you must be pretty fit.


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

  

This year was my 5th Ironman Lake placid.(4km swim/180km ride/42km run) Plus multiple local sprint and olympic ones.

I highly recomend racing them......When you finsh you feel awsome...

GS

[Edited 2006-10-07 22:26:37]


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 2):


This year was my 5th Ironman Lake placid.(4km swim/180km ride/42km run) Plus multiple local sprint and olympic ones.

I highly recomend racing them......When you finsh you feel awsome...

GS

He Hey!!!! Ive heard about those, they make Tri Athletes look like wimps!!, how lond did it take you to complete (And well done to you my friend for achivening it!!)


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Thread starter):
Any Of You Do Triathlons?

I've run several and am trying to do another one coming up this spring.

I agree with Greasespot...they are the best. One of the best ways to get and stay in shape. Good stuff.  yes  checkmark 



Crye me a river
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

First one ws 15:34 hours and the last was just over 13 hours...

My best sprint 750 swim/ 30km bike/5 km run time was 1:12 which won my age group and 3rd women over all

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Thread starter):

This may not seem like much, but Im a beginner and hoping to increase it, only do this once a week, the rest of the week, I only do the swimming and some biking

That's a great way to get involved with your first triathlon.

Now keep in mind, the general philosophy of triathlon training isn't to incorperate all three aspects into a single work-out. It's generally best to focus on one portion of the tri during a given work-out. Make your pool-time pool-time. Make your bike time bike time. Make your run-time run-time.

Every now and then, mix in a swim then bike, or a bike then run. These also help you practice the "transition."

Good luck though! They are very rewarding once you get active!


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
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If it wasn't for the whole running part, I'd give tris a whirl....

What kinds of bikes do you all ride? What wheels and components are you using? What do you think of your setup?



2H4





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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 2):


This year was my 5th Ironman Lake placid.(4km swim/180km ride/42km run) Plus multiple local sprint and olympic ones.



Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Thread starter):
Hey all,

I watched (A while ago) the London Triathlon and got me interested, I currently do a heck amount of swimming and some biking, so I though after watching this, I would put my body through the ultimate, a mini triathlon!

Good for both of you! Best of luck. Hats off to everyone else who is in tip top physical shape.

BTW, semi famous actress Alexandra Paul (one of the original Baywatch Babes)
actively competes and has done Ironman!




I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

I ride A Cervelo Carbon Solost with Ultegra Components. Rolf Vector Pro Wheels. I had a Cervelo P2 tri bike but the Aerobars only set-up was to limiting when it came to non tri events and group rides. So I use add on aerobars for long events.

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5998 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

I used to do some mini-Triathlons a few years ago in school (basically, the last day leading up for fall break, all the schools in Denmark have a sports-day where the kids can sign up for different events) and thought they were pretty fun. Now I'm nowhere near fit enough to do it, but I'm currently trying to drop weight so I can start rollerskating again.

Also, someone mentioned Ironman further up - a few weeks ago I ready about the 10xIronman challenge: 30km swim, 1800km cycling & 421.95km run. Insane!  Wow!


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 10):
10xIronman challenge: 30km swim, 1800km cycling & 421.95km run

 eyepopping   eyepopping   eyepopping 

I did a 10 km swim marathon this summer and it killed my shoulder.........That is beyond insane...but at the same time i go hmmmmmmm  hyper   hyper 

gs



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 7):
If it wasn't for the whole running part, I'd give tris a whirl....

What kinds of bikes do you all ride? What wheels and components are you using? What do you think of your setup?



2H4

That was the same attitude with me before I started, I had a bike and could swim, my fear was I could not run, but I soooo wanted to do it, so I made myself do it, and suprised myself when I managed it, but hey, I dont run, I jog, we've all got to start somewhere, I just believed in myself, something I failed to do as a kid, and did not so me any favours.

I try and do a little bit more each week, but not over do it


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Thread starter):
1 mile swim
4 1/2 mile bike ride
1 1/2 mile run

This may not seem like much, but Im a beginner and hoping to increase it, only do this once a week, the rest of the week, I only do the swimming and some biking

Any of you do anything similar?

No. I own a car.


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

The running and cycling I cd do... but swimming? I'd have to learn front-cawl from scratch! Anyone ever compete using some other swim stroke? Big grin


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