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2013-07-13 8:52 PM

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Well, my 1st tri was today so I'm finally a triathlete!  It was a spint.  After a 2hr rain delay (torrential early AM rains), we hit the lake.  I was pretty comfortable in the swim.  It was a little choppy, but nothing horrible.  The roads were crappy for the ride with a headwind for the 2nd half (exact same for everyone, I know).  I did well on the run. A little slow in T1 because I didn't try to rush and ok in T2.

The biggest thing I learned from today is that I'm a terrible cyclist.  Holy crap!!!  My swim and run were 11th and 10th in my age group, but I gave up 10+ minutes to nearly everyone in the bike.  Very pleased with my S/R times, equally displeased with the bike split.

It was enjoyable.  I never got nervous, which made me nervous (if that makes sense).  I was more excited than anything.  Normally I wouldn't do this one again because the roads were in such bad shape, but I need to try to improve on it so I'll probably do it again next year.  My next tri is an Oly at the end of August.  Hopefully I can up my cycling speed in the next month+.



2013-07-13 8:57 PM
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They taught you the secret handshake, right? Congrats, but watch it, this can be habit forming.
2013-07-13 10:03 PM
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I still remember the feeling of accomplishment after crossing the finish line of my first tri. My killer leg was the run. I did ok on the swim, great on the bike and horrendous on the run. Just gave me something to work on- which I'm still doing three years later-lol.

Great accomplishment. Congrats.

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2013-07-13 11:03 PM
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great job!

now you know what to work on.

welcome to the addiction.
2013-07-14 7:10 AM
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Congratulations!  Well done.

I remember my first triathlon as being the single biggest learning experience I've had in the sport.

Good luck with your training and your upcoming race.

Mark

2013-07-14 8:48 AM
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Sprint Triathlon is a gateway drug


2013-07-14 10:40 AM
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Nice! Congrats on getting the first one done. I just did my first last Sunday. That's funny what you mention about the bike. I felt like during the race that the bike was my best leg and that the run was my worst. It was actually opposite when I saw the results. I guess there is more biking in our future!
2013-07-14 11:36 AM
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Cheers! Welcome to the club!
2013-07-14 12:08 PM
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Congrats! Fun, eh?
2013-07-14 12:54 PM
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Thanks everyone.  You have all helped me a lot in this first 7 weeks.  Whether it be answers to direct questions or just learning by lurking, I've gotten a lot from this site.  I think I'm hooked (on tri and BT).

Since this was my 'B' race and I usually bike Sat and Sun, I went for a ride today.  While my intent was to take it a little easier, I ended up going for an hour in the upper end of my Z2.  I had also intended to stick to the flats but ended up with some fairly long climbs.  I'm too competitive!  I guess that's why this may be a good sport for me...  Even if no one's around, I can always compete with myself.  The timing worked out right for this race in that starting tomorrow is a recovery week.  I plan to kick it in the a$$ again starting next Monday!

2013-07-14 1:26 PM
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Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your summer training.


2013-07-14 2:10 PM
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Congratulations, TRIATHLETE! Isn't it a great feeling?
2013-07-15 2:36 PM
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Congrats. There is always something to work on and that is exactly what makes this sport so addicting, well that and all the gear is just so dang cool!
2013-07-15 3:52 PM
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Congrats!!

 

 

Your baseline is set... now get to work

2013-07-15 3:54 PM
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Congrats! Did it happen to be the Mpls tri? Or was there another race this weekend delayed by torrential rain?
2013-07-15 8:22 PM
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Originally posted by jlruhnke Congrats! Did it happen to be the Mpls tri? Or was there another race this weekend delayed by torrential rain?

It was indeed the Mpls tri.  I sure hope there were no others that dealt with that monsoon!



2013-07-15 9:23 PM
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Congrats way to go triathlete
2013-07-15 9:34 PM
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congrats on your first.  they're a hoot, aren't they.

yeah- I can't believe how fast some people are on the bike.  It takes a lot of hours in the saddle.

2013-07-15 10:24 PM
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Congratulations! When's your next one?
2013-07-16 8:10 AM
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Originally posted by jmk-brooklyn Congratulations! When's your next one?

Thanks!  I'm doing an Oly on Aug 24.

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