Hello, Triathletes at RJ! Which triathlon are you planning to do this year?

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    Mar 03, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
    I decided to do a triathlon for my 30th birthday, which is actually next year. I just started training since beginning of this year. I knew I can't just jump in and do a full triathlon, so I decided to do some sprint triathlons and few marathons...etc over next two years. I already signed up for my first triathlon, Redondo Beach Triathlon in June. it just because its local, and good distance for me to start.
    http://www.rbtriathlon.com

    Just curious to see if there are any RJ guys doing this triathlon. And if not this one, which one are you guys planning to do?
  • jaded57

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    Mar 03, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    Well im turning 30 at the end of this year and have set the goal of finishing my first triathalon this year and an Ironman by next year.

    This year I will be doing The Meat Pie Tri in Natchitoches La. on Sept. 27th. And have another event tenatively scheduled. I think Im also going to try a few xtera races too.
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 03, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    Bethesda Autism Speaks Sprint in April
    Columbia Oly in May
    Eagleman Half in June
    Nation's Oly in September.

    May get dragged into NJ if it's the club championship in again this year. DC Tri Club is pretty serious about making sure we win the regional championship. ;)
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 03, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    jaded57 saidWell im turning 30 at the end of this year and have set the goal of finishing my first triathalon this year and an Ironman by next year.


    Just as a note, it took me about three yers to get to the level of being able to do an Ironman.
    I'm doing AidsLIfeCycle this year, but would love to do some triathlons here in So. Cal out near San Dimas.

    http://www.trievents.com/site3.aspx
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    Mar 03, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]swimbikerun said[/cite]

    Just as a note, it took me about three yers to get to the level of being able to do an Ironman.
    I'm doing AidsLIfeCycle this year, but would love to do some triathlons here in So. Cal out near San Dimas.


    I've tried to do a Aids Life Cycle, but it was my senior college year, and it was too much to do, so I gave up on that, but maybe I will try that next year, after I finish first triathlon or two...

    My ultimate goal is to finish Ironman but like u said, I know takes a whole to get there. I'm planning on doing that maybe in three years or so. I wanna try sprint ones first and some Olympic distance ones later on and so on... try to get there slowly.

    I just got tri-suits and I just tried it on. It's not as bad as I thought but still... I need to work on my stomach...LOL

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    Mar 03, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    Atriathlete said
    May get dragged into NJ if it's the club championship in again this year. DC Tri Club is pretty serious about making sure we win the regional championship. ;)


    I just joined tri club too, hopefully this help me go out and bike more...
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 03, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    TRK80 said[quote]

    My ultimate goal is to finish Ironman but like u said, I know takes a whole to get there. I'm planning on doing that maybe in three years or so. I wanna try sprint ones first and some Olympic distance ones later on and so on... try to get there slowly.

    Interestingly though, you actually might be able to do a half-Ironman in the not too distant future. Great goals btw! Congrats, you're already over the most difficult part. Now all that follows is training.
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 05, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    The dirty little secret is that almost anybody can do an ironman as long as they stick to the training. It's just that few people choose to start down that path.
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 05, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Atriathlete saidThe dirty little secret is that almost anybody can do an ironman as long as they stick to the training. It's just that few people choose to start down that path.

    Yes but I wouldn't recommend one for someone who is just starting out. The Ironman is a different thing than other distances than I've done.
    And it's no secret that a well devised plan, followed well and successfully executed is recipe for achivement.
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    Mar 05, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    My goal is to do six ( 3 sprints, 2 Olympic and one 70.3) this year, but plan vs. reality is a completely different story.

    five are the Texas Tri Series
    http://www.texastriseries.com/events.asp

    And then the Cap Tex Tri.
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 05, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    Monkeypuck, there are people who train to race and there are people who race to train. In certain years, I've chosen the later strategy and just decided to have fun with the C and D priority races. It was a blast.
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    Mar 06, 2009 2:00 AM GMT
    I have booked one ironman, and will probably do a couple of Olympic distance races to train and have fun this year. I don't schedule out more than a month or two once I am tuned up for the big one its all downhill.
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    Mar 06, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Atriathlete saidMonkeypuck, there are people who train to race and there are people who race to train. In certain years, I've chosen the later strategy and just decided to have fun with the C and D priority races. It was a blast.


    My issue is more work than anything. I travel a bit and sadly it isn't always as planned out as much as I would like. I can have a two week trip spring up out of nowhere and that can easily drop a race since I won't be in town to do one. It also plays hell with bike training. I can normally stay somewhat on top of running and swimming but pretty much everything suffers during travel the bike taking the biggest hit. Last year was really bad. I had a trip a month and it killed my bike times. I was normally in the first 20 or so people out of the water in my AG and then may well have been on a tricycle for the bike part. Just kinda watched everyone past me and hope that I could run them down.
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    Mar 06, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    Vineman 70.3 and Malibu triathlons this year.
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    Mar 07, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    If I can get back into running I'll do my first Tri at the end of April, St Anthonys in Petersburg, FL, an olympic distance.

    swimbikerun, my bf will do Aids-Lifecycle in CA for the fourth time this year. He always has a blast.
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 11, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Monkeypuck said:

    My issue is more work than anything. I travel a bit and sadly it isn't always as planned out as much as I would like. I can have a two week trip spring up out of nowhere and that can easily drop a race since I won't be in town to do one. It also plays hell with bike training. I can normally stay somewhat on top of running and swimming but pretty much everything suffers during travel the bike taking the biggest hit. Last year was really bad. I had a trip a month and it killed my bike times. I was normally in the first 20 or so people out of the water in my AG and then may well have been on a tricycle for the bike part. Just kinda watched everyone past me and hope that I could run them down.

    Monkeypuck, I trained for my first ironman at a point in my career when I was doing lots of traveling. Spin bikes aren't ideal, but you can still get mileage in. The website or book athleticmindedtraveler.com is essential if you're on the road a lot. Tells you the best places to train. If you're going to take spin classes on the road, tell the instructor in advance that you're going to do your own thing. Most spin classes (mine included) focus on high intensity workouts. Find a bike workout that you would normally do at home and stick to it. Good luck. --Rob
  • UStriathlete

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    Mar 27, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    california 70.3
    Brazil ironman
    local san diego/la races
    vineman 70.3
    Hawaii ironman (qualify at Brazil, crossing my fingers icon_wink.gif )
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 27, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    UStriathlete saidcalifornia 70.3
    Brazil ironman
    local san diego/la races
    vineman 70.3
    Hawaii ironman (qualify at Brazil, crossing my fingers icon_wink.gif )
    Brazil? omg, so jealous
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 27, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    Two of my lesbian friends live down there and are doing the race. I think one or both of them might qualify to go to the show. Good luck.
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    Mar 27, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
    Wanted to do Wildflower again this year, but maybe next year instead.

    Will probably do a couple sprint distance ones locally.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 28, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    I might do a triathlon this year. I am still undecided at this time and I will need to get a wetsuit for open water swims in both Lake Erie and the Niagara River. I have successfully completed five duathlons so I am thinking time to up it a notch and do a triathlon. icon_smile.gif
  • Atriathlete

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    Mar 29, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    You should be able to rent a wetsuit. Come to the dark side.
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    Apr 08, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I saw few did Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside.
    I was there to cheer on my friends and took some pictures. (actually alot, about 1000!)
    It was great, it was my first triathlon to watch live.
    I enjoyed every minutes of it!!!
    Anyways,
    you might be able to find yourself in my pics, so go check it out!
    if you would like a copy, I'm more than happy to email you.
    (resized, about 500KB, full size, about 4.5MB)
    Just tell me the numbers on the title.

    Congratulations!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tkla80/sets/72157616320865725/

    Enjoy.