Newbie Tri-Training/marathon--Upcoming Events?

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    Jan 28, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I've begun training for a marathon and then found myself wanting to train for a half tri as well.

    Any thoughts on upcoming events? Locations? Best Ones?

    Thanks, man.

    Matthew
  • Atriathlete

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    Jan 28, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    I'm not sure where you are, but trifind.com is a great website for finding races. Also active.com.

    In my region of the country, major races fill up fast and some may already be full. But there are always places to go to find a good race.

    You should think about what sort of course you might prefer--flat or rolling. Also the time of year and likely heat factor are personal considerations.

    Good luck. A half iron is a great challenge.
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    Jan 29, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Thanks. I appreciate the info. The tri site is perfect.

    Have you done many halfs?
  • Atriathlete

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    Jan 29, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    I've kind of lost count. Somewhere between 5 and 7. Also two irons. 20 to 25 olympics.

    Other good triathlon websites are beginnertriathlete.com
    and slowtwitch.com (very wonky, but lots of good info.)