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Discussion in 'Sports' started by fifthcircle, Jun 29, 2010.
You're still lappin' the fatties on the couch!
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Avid triathlete. I work two jobs (fire dept) so I am able to do the majority of my training without sacrificing time with the family. One my day off I have to swim, and once a week I do a long training brick, but sometimes I do that at work as well, which really sucks. I hate doing more than 2-2:30 hrs on the trainer.
A full IM will consume you if you don't learn how to budget your time wisely. It can be done without neglecting the family, but not without sacrificing some time, realistically.
I've done a full, and will do another, but I prefer the 70.3 distance right now. I have IM Raleigh coming up in a month, which I'm looking forward to.
I'm proud to say I've done an Ironman though. As much as the training gets old, and as much as it hurt, it's a unique feeling to do something that you at first didn't think possible.
If I didn't hate swimming so much I'd go out for one.
I hated swimming too...now I still do, but I'm proficient at it at least.
Looks like this crazy "spring" we're having here in Fairbanks (it snowed 3 inches last night) is going to cause our first sprint tri event to be cancelled.
picture composition is perfect (see the shocker?)....
Oh...congrats on the Mdot! That's impressive stuff. Sorry I got distracted.
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Thx, it was a fun experience. I have IM Raleigh coming up in a month. First race of the season.
Finished my first tri! Granted, it was only a sprint distance, and I wasn't very fast, but it was a blast! Two more weeks until the next one...hopefully on this next one I won't break a front derailer cable or loose a shoe in the mud on the run.
Way to go AKtracks!!
I can now officially call myself an Ironman! Completed IM Coeur d'Alene two weekends ago. If anyone is considering jumping into the full IM ring DO IT! The feeling of accomplishment after crossing the finish line is like no other...simply amazing...the most rewarding thing I've ever done to/for myself.
Congratulations! That's huge man, HUGE!
I got into triathlons when I went back to school at 35. I signed up for the Muskoka 70.3 before actually ever doing a triathlon. I got up to about 20hr per week training which included biking to work (100 miles round trip) a few times per week. My run is my weak point and have to constantly work at it. I did a bunch of races the first 2 years then last year only did a offroad tri last year. This year I am focusing more on the run but might look at a 70.3 or cedarpoint full rev for next year.
Have been doing Sprints, OLY, and Halfs for a few years. Spent the last 6 months building for my 1st full, IM Mont Tremblant, on the 17th of this month. Have been taking part in a bi-weekly sprint series to practice transitions and have some fun.
At the 3rd race in the series at 3 miles into a 10 mile ride going downhill into a sweeping blind left turn at around 37mph, same speed as prior races this year and last. The douche canoe that was 3-4 lengths in front of me crossed the center line into the oncoming lane. Within 1-2 seconds of him crossing the line a mini-van appeared coming around the bend, he sat up and grabbed the breaks while swerving back into the proper lane. I was on the aero bars and grabbed the rear brake and was sitting up and going for the front while the distance was rapidly closing between us. He continued to break and swerve back to right pushing me towards the curb. The road had no shoulder and there was gravel from the curb to about 1-2 foot into the road. I made a choice to go off the side of the road into the brush verse tangling with his rear wheel and going done on asphalt.
The 6 second breakdown from the .gpx file:
1sec 37 to 32mph 47ft me grabbing rear break (carbon fiber wheels not as good at breaking as aluminum)
2sec 32 to 24mph 35ft got both breaks going
3sec 24 to 6mph 9ft CURB
4sec 8mph 12ft bouncing and flying
5sec 7mph 11ft more bouncing and flying, since the 1st sec of it was so fun
6sec 1.5mph 2ft
Only damage to bike was a broken aero bar. Glad I was riding the titanium bike that night and not the CF one.
Damage to me a broken pelvis. Wasted six months of training, would have still been working out and training but not as much. Out $700 for race registration, happened less than 45days from event so couldn't even get the refundable $150 back.
After 4 weeks I went to the last Thursday night race on crutches and the POS that caused the accident wouldn't even look at me. I even propped my self up next to him while he was paying for that nights race. He definitely knew what happened and he wasn't some guy that just started riding, was wearing a local bike shops race kit and has competed for a few years.
unfortunate about the injury, hopefully you get back up and running soon enough. I know IM is a little sticky but are they able to push your entry to next year given the injury?
The Tremblant course looks outstanding
IM policy for 2014 was $150 refund or transfer into a race off a selected list of remaining 2014 races before the 45 day mark. The transfer prior to the 45 day mark also has a $50 fee. Arizona and Cozumel are the remaining 2014 races I would stand a chance of being in enough shape to finish IF the doc will let workout by the end of this month but they are excluded from the list and sold out.
Since I was within the 45 day window after getting out of the hospital and contacting IM they offered to wave the $50 transfer fee but would not do the $150 refund.
It's training time now!
I've committed myself to doing two tris this year. A super sprint in May and an Olympic at the end of August. This was all due to some peer pressure from several of my friends.
Back in November/December they were twisting my arm about doing one with them and since I had not really been swimming in 30 years (life guard in high school) I was a little trepidatious about the swim part. Signed up for a swim class that has an emphasis on triathlons and am currently in the swim tech 2 class.
There are six months left of training for the 1500 meter swim and I think I'll be OK by then.
The super sprint is to see what I'm lacking for the transitions and is an indoor swim whereas the Chicago Tri will be in Lake Michigan.
I went and did a running gait analysis this morning that has shown me some interesting things about my running and what I definitely need to work on. Increasing cadence in my primary fault and when doing that it has corrected some of the other faults.
I'm back bitches!!!!!!!!
Started training again, after basically nada for the last 4yrs. Reality set in pretty hard when I started "running" again. (yeah, more like walks, with some light jogging thrown in) That was a couple days after Thanksgiving. Last night, I ran 4.5mi and felt great! It's not fast, but I'm back.
Only registered for one Tri (sprint - State Games of America) so far. I might sign up for the Omaha Triathlon(Oly) that is a week before that.
My cousin has me talked into a couple "Gravel Grinders" this summer.
Kill me now! :huh
I'm doing my first Tri's this year! I'm a runner and have done four marathons and three 50k's. My training really started getting stale so I decided to jump in the pool and put my bike in for a restoration. I'm going vintage 90's. I'll worry about the machine after I get the athlete dialed in.
My Red Cross Lifeguard Certification expired for 23 years ago. Now I have this sadistic swim coach who is LOVING the thrashing he's been giving me once a week. He's a serious competitor and must be bored with the water aerobics bullsht. I am frantically swimming (as many days as I can) to survive the next flogging.
I always snickered at the cycling geeks in the spin class. Crap...now I have to try to slide in amonst the lycra. I'm not going to be caught dead in those SPD cycling shoes (indoors). My "splash zone" would impress Shamu. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can do some real mileage.