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2012-09-21 10:05 AM

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Subject: An accidental triathlete

Hi everyone-

I'm 43 and will be competing in my first triathlon in 2 weeks (10/6 Osprey Sprint).  My 70 year old father signed up to compete and I was going training to see if I could do it as well, then dad tore his ACL....... so I'm flying solo ( I took his spot ).  I am all kinds of nervous and excited, any and all advice is welcome!

 

 

Pat



2012-09-21 10:46 AM
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Relax and enjoy the day. Race at your pace.And don't leave T2 with your bike helmet still on.....
2012-09-21 11:14 AM
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How could I improve on what Fitzy said up there?  The goal is to have fun, especially with the first race.  

Welcome to the world of triathlon (or is it a vortex that has sucked us all  in and there is no escape?)

2012-09-25 11:36 AM
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Thanks! Glad to be here.  Like I said, I'm a little anxious since this is my first tri, but I think its going to be a blast.  If this goes well, I plan on doing at least a couple sprints in 2013 and maybe an Olympic distance.....we'll see how it goes.
2012-09-25 2:14 PM
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Fun is the key!  Enjoy the experience, and then get hooked like the rest of us! Cool
2012-10-04 10:30 AM
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Thanks Ed!  I'm less than 48 hours away now and the nerves are in high gear.  I swam for the first time last night with the wetsuit and was astounded at the difference.  Now its just a matter of continuing to eat right, stretch and stay hydrated.......and hope the weather holds!  Smile


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