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2013-10-01 1:52 PM


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Subject: is the season really over?
Maybe I'm just not looking right, but I do'nt see any tris in the Houston area after October. Really? Am I just not checking the right websites? With my first tri coming up, I hate to have a long break before the next... need the continuous motivation!


2013-10-01 3:58 PM
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It is the end of the season.

My last tri for the season was last Sunday.

Ready for the break, I did 9 Tri's this season and a few other "races" in there too.

2 months to train now for a marathon.

 

Look into some Duathlons they usually run later in the year.

2013-10-01 4:08 PM
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Oilman is on 11/3.
2013-10-01 4:51 PM
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Are duathlons more competitive? Might be fun of they are supportive like trail runners or the tris I've supported. Not a fan of the alpha male attack events.
2013-10-02 9:52 AM
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Originally posted by skippypusa Are duathlons more competitive? Might be fun of they are supportive like trail runners or the tris I've supported. Not a fan of the alpha male attack events.

 

There will be a ton of running races out there.  Plus the season starts here pretty early.  It gives you time to pinpoint weaknesses and get better. 

2013-10-02 10:40 AM
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9 is plenty of races, great season!



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2013-10-03 10:42 AM
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understand, but that's not the question. Road races tend to be large, faceless events with little personality and a lot of rudeness (for lack of a better term). the smaller events lit sprint and oly tris seem to have more friendly and supportive faces. Check out a Tejas Trails trail endurance run. those people know how to support a runner!

so I was wondering if duathlons tended to be more like big events or more relaxed and fun. I guess it depends on the event, but generally it's fair to categorize an event with 5000participants as faceless.

it's still amusing that the tri season is ending in texas. some people start early, others late, so the number of personal events is irrelevant. the water isn't really that cold, esp with wetsuits. Heck, a winter challenge series would actually be fun!
2013-10-03 10:05 PM
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The Burnett Tri Hard challenge is Oct 13. A sprint and olympic Tri. Small venue very nice area Inks Lake.

Natural Bridge Caverns Du is in Dec is fun. New Braunfels.

2013-10-04 1:44 PM
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Oilman is on 11/3.


Heck ya, just did my first 70.3 at Kerrville, and just signed up for oilman, the season IS NOT over for me!!!
2013-10-04 3:14 PM
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Originally posted by toodamnbroke
Originally posted by texaggs Oilman is on 11/3.
Heck ya, just did my first 70.3 at Kerrville, and just signed up for oilman, the season IS NOT over for me!!!

Awesome attitude toodamnbroke!

I am kinda glad tri season is over now, just 1 marathon to do in December and a nice well deserved break.

2013-10-04 6:02 PM
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if only I were ready for the oilman! next year


2013-10-08 8:49 AM
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Yeah, Oilman is the last tri until C Different in March. There is the Du the Polar Bear duathlon in February. You'll most get triathletes at that race, so it'll be a similar atmosphere. It just gets too cold to swim. I was planning on doing some of the training rides for MS150. I don't plan on doing the MS150, but a lot of these rides are quality events in their own right. (sag supported, police at intersections, aid stations, etc). Most are not timed, but for can be a lot of fun.
2013-2014 rides: The List
Lots of running races too: Houston Running Calendar

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2013-10-10 1:47 PM
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The is also a HITS duathlon at the F1 track in Austin in December. 2.5/14/2.5 I think it will be a unique experience.
2013-10-10 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by chris00nj

Yeah, Oilman is the last tri until C Different in March. There is the Du the Polar Bear duathlon in February. You'll most get triathletes at that race, so it'll be a similar atmosphere. It just gets too cold to swim. I was planning on doing some of the training rides for MS150. I don't plan on doing the MS150, but a lot of these rides are quality events in their own right. (sag supported, police at intersections, aid stations, etc). Most are not timed, but for can be a lot of fun.
2013-2014 rides: The List
Lots of running races too: Houston Running Calendar


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Are you doing the MS150 next year? if i do it again its kinda expensive

Cheers

2013-10-11 9:35 AM
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I don't have time to put it on my schedule now, but damn this looks like fun
http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/

 

http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/denton/

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http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/keller/

Its a bit of a drive, but I think I will put them on the list for next year. If nothing else but to get a jersey like that.

2013-10-11 10:02 AM
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I don't have time to put it on my schedule now, but damn this looks like fun
http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/

 

http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/denton/

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http://www.dallasathletesracing.com/races/monster/keller/

Its a bit of a drive, but I think I will put them on the list for next year. If nothing else but to get a jersey like that.

 

I did the one in Denton a few years back.  Fun race.  I did however make the mistake of not drying my feet off before getting on the bike.  It was cold enough that my feet went numb about 3 miles in to the ride.  LOL



2013-10-11 1:45 PM
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Originally posted by chris00nj

Yeah, Oilman is the last tri until C Different in March. There is the Du the Polar Bear duathlon in February. You'll most get triathletes at that race, so it'll be a similar atmosphere. It just gets too cold to swim. I was planning on doing some of the training rides for MS150. I don't plan on doing the MS150, but a lot of these rides are quality events in their own right. (sag supported, police at intersections, aid stations, etc). Most are not timed, but for can be a lot of fun.
2013-2014 rides: The List
Lots of running races too: Houston Running Calendar


Chris

Are you doing the MS150 next year? if i do it again its kinda expensive

Cheers




No, I won't be doing the MS-150. It's not that I wouldn't like to, but with two small kids I have limited away time so I'd rather do a couple of tris than do the MS-150.
2013-10-11 4:09 PM
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Subject: RE: is the season really over?
im with you im skipping it next year. I am already used to a timed race and I wont be spending/raising that much for a bike ride.

there are still a few sprints:

Oct.13 Oktoberfest Tri
Oct.20 Try Andy's Tri
Oct.27 CDifferent Tri


before Oilman





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