You know your a hardcore triathlete when......

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    Feb 02, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    When asked, how old you are you answer 35-39.

    You try to impress girls with your marathon time after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles.

    When asked how long your training was today you answer: three to four hours.

    Your training is more limited by available time then how far you can run.

    Your first thought when you wake up is how high your rest HR is.

    You go for a run even though there's a thunderstorm and you enjoy being wet and dirty.

    You think an Ironman is easier then a Marathon because you don't have to start by running fast.

    You think it's natural to do your 'business' behind a tree in the woods.

    Nobody believes you when you say 'Never again'.

    You take part in the corporate challenge to improve your base speed.

    You go for a 5 km cool-down run after a 5 km race just so that you can call it a training session.

    You consider work, regeneration time between training sessions.

    That something hard between your legs is usually a pull buoy

    You co-workers don't ask you if you're going to train this weekend, but how long and how far.

    You have a water bottle when you drive your car.

    You've forgotten how to drink out of cups.

    You spend your 2 weeks annual vacation at a training camp.

    During the vacations, when everybody else is partying, you go to sleep at 10:00pm because you're going for a long ride the next day.

    You know inside out how much Protein each energy bar has.

    You seriously consider applying for citizenship in Tonga, Jemen or Tschad so that you can participate in the Olympic games.

    When people praising you for being able to run 15 miles you're feeling insulted.

    In the summer your legs are smoother than your girlfriend's.

    In the winter your legs are still smoother than your girlfriend's

    Your kids grab water bottles and energy bars when you suggest a family stroll.

    Your wife is not worried if you left for your run 2 hours ago.

    You need a picture for a job application and you only have race pictures.

    You use running T-shirts to clean your bike.

    that charming "cologne" you wear to work is chlorine

    you take more showers in a locker room than at home

    6:30 am is sleeping in

    the dog runs and hides when you get the leash!

    You think there are only two seasons during the year, racing and off.

    You shave way too many body parts for a guy.

    you can't change the oil in your car but you can completely rebuild your bike in 45 mins

    you spend more $ on training and racing clothes then work clothes

    you spend 7 days going to 8 stores in 4 towns before buying a pair of running shoes but you take 1 afternoon to go to 1 car dealership and walk out with a new car 4 hours later.

    when you see some lady watering her flowers and ask her if you can borrow the hose for a minute so you can fill up your water bottles.

    You clean your bike more often than your car

    You've been stung by a wasp or bee in your mouth but carried on running or cycling because "your split times wont go down by themselves"

    Your car smells like a locker room.

    You have everything needed in your car to be Swimming, Biking or Running with 5 minutes notice.

    When asked to mow the lawn in 90 degree heat, you say that its too hot to do that (and you mean it) and then an hour later you go on a century ride because its so nice out.

    you mow your legs more often than your lawn.

    You tell your co-workers that you are going to "do a long brick" on Saturday and just expect that they know what you are talking about.

    When a co-worker asks if you are racing this weekend, you say "yeah, but I'm just running a 10k, so that is not REALLY a race".

    You have more water bottles than glasses in your cupboard

    You consider you bike saddle your "couch"

    you are sick to your stomach at 2:00 in the morning and check the back of the Pepto Bismol bottle for caloric content and grams of carbohydrates, fat and protein.

    you have plenty of water bottles, safety pins, and t-shirts.

    You like going swimming the day after a race with the permanent penned number still visible on your legs and arms because the feel like a medal.

    you have trouble keeping lunch under 2000 calories.

    you usually wake up at 4:00 in the morning but do not get to work until way after 9:00.

    you have a $4000 bike strapped on top of your $2000 car.

    you have no trouble pushing a day's caloric intake to over 8000 calories.

    your area needs rain real bad but you're mad when it does cause it screws up your run and bike schedule... ,actually, you might be mad, but you still go out for your ride or your run in the rain...

    you're always wet! Either sweat water, pool water, sea water, shower water, bath water or its peeing down outside!

    your bed-time reading on your night stand consists of a pile of: Desoto catalogs; 220; Triathlete, VeloNews, USMA Swim, etc.
    you haven't bought work clothes in two years, yet you own bike shorts made by every manufacturer under the sun and
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    Feb 02, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    Surfwarrior said
    You try to impress girls with your marathon time after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles.



    GIRLS??? icon_mad.gif
    OMG - Is that a revelation??? icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Must have been cut and pasted haaha

    It brings it all back. God I don't miss triathlons (but massively admire triathletes, eve though they are mildly insane)

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    Feb 02, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    irish_kayaker said
    Surfwarrior said
    You try to impress girls with your marathon time after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles.



    GIRLS??? icon_mad.gif
    OMG - Is that a revelation??? icon_lol.gif



    Please, the only reason i got into triathlons was becasue of the lycraicon_lol.gif


    And as already mentioned, triathletes are insane, hence it fitting so well with my personality icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • Ironman4U

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    Feb 02, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    These are so funny...because they are so true. Guilty here!

    Don't forget that you know you are a hardcore triathlete when...
    you become a member of "the yellow sock club."

    I haven't been initiated yet but I understand that some triathletes don't want to stop on the bike leg to pee...because it slows them down. So they just join the yellow sock club and keep on booking. Always best to keep a spare pair of socks in the transition area and some baby wipes to clean off the gams!
  • DrStorm

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    Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    too true....I also forgot what "a social life" means icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

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    Feb 03, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    Triathletes take themselves far too seriously. I once helped in the transition zone between the swim & bike. Not one of the participants broached a smile on the face when the swim was done. You come to a swim meet and the smiles are so big that you are looking for away to shut them down.

    In Atlanta, we had one obnoxious, world class triathlete who didn't like sharing a lane with others at the pool. My dual reactions to this were one to swim butterfly in the same lane and punch the sucker every time we passed. Reeling him in on the tether cord and releasing it to make him surge forward was almost as good as coming. The kid in me really got off on doing this.
  • Atriathlete

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    Feb 03, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    I think I need a 12 step program. Now what are the intervals of those 12 steps, and how many repeats, and at what heart rate zone?
  • swimbikerun

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    Feb 03, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Atriathlete saidI think I need a 12 step program. Now what are the intervals of those 12 steps, and how many repeats, and at what heart rate zone?
    Is there a class rating for this 12-step? Timing chip?
  • calibro

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    Feb 05, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Haha, so true! Here are some of my own. You know you're a triathlete when...

    Everyone thinks your highlighting/bleaching your hair, but it's really just your morning swim.

    You stop driving places because you can get there just as quickly on your bike.

    When your boyfriend tries to be sexual and asks how you like to ride, your response is "out of the saddle."

    You get into your car and spend five minutes trying to figure out why your shoes won't clip into the gas and break pedals.

    Everyone at the gym knows you on a first name basis, including the janitor.

    Personal trainers come to you trying to tell you you're overdoing it/making them look bad.

    A cop has tried to pull you over on your bike for speeding in a school zone.

    Taking a day off means only training for a few hours.

    You change more times throughout the day than Madonna in concert.

    You pass cars on the road.

    When you mention your going to workout on a Saturday morning, people ask if you'll be done in time to join them for dinner.

    You tell people you hate running as you speed past them on a 10K charity run.

    The person who greets you at the gym is never the same person you say goodbye to because your workout is longer than their shift.
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    Feb 14, 2009 6:50 AM GMT
    You know you are a triathlete when you celebrate that you have gained a pound.