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2014-07-11 6:11 PM
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well done David for your accomplishments so far and for being the driving force behind this forum. I'm not sure what has happened to our mentor so thanks for taking the lead!

I am a perennial "try something new but don't keep it going" kind of guy but this time triathlon seems to have come along at the right time in my life and I really love it;

accomplishments, well its got to be that I actually did a Sprint Tri. Since that sprint I've taken the lessons from it and trained accordingly. For the next one at the end of July I plan to swim the 750m in 17 mins, bike at 32kmh and run sub 5min kilometers which puts me at a target finish time of 1:24.

Sunday I start an 8 week sprint to olympic plan (the one from BT actually) so the training gets longer and more intense so I'm psyched about that.

Other than my own sprint tri, I proud that my 15 yo daughter seems to be building towards a triathlon. She's a runner but is back in the pool swimming 1500m after a couple of years off. Now I just have to get her on a bike which she isn't keen on.

I think as parents our kids see what we do and it rubs off on them, especially when we come back dripping with sweat but a huge grin on our faces!


2014-07-12 7:23 AM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
Hey all,

Just getting back from a week at the beach. I had a minor setback last week, had a fall at work and I think I broke a rib(s). Too dumb to go to Dr. I read that it's nothing to do other than take pain killers and wait it out so I'm popping Motrin.

Pain isn't too pain except it hard to sleep at night. Laying down seems to make it much worse. Once I'm up and walking around it not too bad. Even took my bike on vacation and toured Charleston SC while I was there.

Swimming and running are out of the question for now. Looks like July will be my downtime.

Jumped on the scales after a week of bad eating and it shows. Need to buckle down on my diet. Can't eat like I did while I was running/swimming.


2014-07-14 1:39 PM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
Originally posted by RobR

well done David for your accomplishments so far and for being the driving force behind this forum. I'm not sure what has happened to our mentor so thanks for taking the lead!

I am a perennial "try something new but don't keep it going" kind of guy but this time triathlon seems to have come along at the right time in my life and I really love it;

accomplishments, well its got to be that I actually did a Sprint Tri. Since that sprint I've taken the lessons from it and trained accordingly. For the next one at the end of July I plan to swim the 750m in 17 mins, bike at 32kmh and run sub 5min kilometers which puts me at a target finish time of 1:24.

Sunday I start an 8 week sprint to olympic plan (the one from BT actually) so the training gets longer and more intense so I'm psyched about that.

Other than my own sprint tri, I proud that my 15 yo daughter seems to be building towards a triathlon. She's a runner but is back in the pool swimming 1500m after a couple of years off. Now I just have to get her on a bike which she isn't keen on.

I think as parents our kids see what we do and it rubs off on them, especially when we come back dripping with sweat but a huge grin on our faces!

That is great to hear that you are really driven to continue with triathlons. And, if you ever stop doing them, all of us will have to go to your place and pull you out of the house to get you back on track, right? hehehe

That is awesome that you are focused on the Olympic distance; I hope that you keep us all posted about what you are doing and your progress. I'm going to have to hold off until next year. Financially, I just can't do it. I'm in need of so much more equipment before I venture into Olympic distance. Trust me, I would need wetsuit minimum and would love to have a different bicycle. =)

It's so amazing what you are talking about with children and parents and the whole "rubs off". It's times like these that I realize just how much influence I have towards my kids. They pick up on the good and the bad. If you think about it, it's all about "belonging"; isn't that what we all want =)

Keep up the great work and continue to be an AWESOME role model =)
2014-07-14 1:49 PM
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Originally posted by pvfd304

Hey all,

Just getting back from a week at the beach. I had a minor setback last week, had a fall at work and I think I broke a rib(s). Too dumb to go to Dr. I read that it's nothing to do other than take pain killers and wait it out so I'm popping Motrin.

Pain isn't too pain except it hard to sleep at night. Laying down seems to make it much worse. Once I'm up and walking around it not too bad. Even took my bike on vacation and toured Charleston SC while I was there.

Swimming and running are out of the question for now. Looks like July will be my downtime.

Jumped on the scales after a week of bad eating and it shows. Need to buckle down on my diet. Can't eat like I did while I was running/swimming.




Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!! Hopefully you heal well and quickly.

Hope you get back on track and that your injury doesn't get you too far off where you need/like to be =)

I know what you mean about the "downtime" and taking a break. It's so needed at times, even if it's in the middle of the season. I've taken a break from my eating restrictions and working out with less intensity. Don't get me wrong, been doing the commuting on my bicycle still, but haven't been to the gym. I had a fall on my bicycle just a couple weeks ago, so decided this is perfect for rest period... =)

But, with the last couple weeks. I've noticed major sluggishness with my bicycle riding. I've notice energy levels lower. I've noticed a bunch of other things as well...

I have 3 weeks to get back on track because of a ride on August 2nd. I think that this is what I do best though; I know how to buckle down and focus on a goal and drill myself to where I need to before an event.

Good luck with your recovery and hope to hear about your next event soon =) (you have an event coming up, right?)
Oh oh oh... I'm participating on the Tour de Cure in October. Is there another Tour de Cure in your area as well? I know about the one in April...
2014-07-14 2:12 PM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
It is unfortunate that Neil hasn't been able to get on here lately. I know that there has been a lot going on in his personal life and is understandable that his time is very limited. I can assure you that he has not forgotten us.

I'm in touch with him here-n-there via Facebook. He is doing well. He is progressing with his recovery. He has done a couple events to get him back to where he would like to be. He's also had to deal with a number of personal situations that go beyond just himself; I will not go into details knowing that those details should only be shared by him.

He does feel terrible about not being as involved as he intended.

With all that said, I know that I'm not the assigned "mentor" and that I don't have all the answers for everybody. It is, however, my intent to keep the group in communication with each other. Each of us has done one triathlon. So, each of us has "experience" that we can share. This is why we signed into the group to begin with, right?

We might not be complete newbies and we might not be elites, but we have helped each other up to this point; let's keep helping... =)

Rob, hope this answers your comment/question about Neil. I've been trying to see about him coming back in-n-out at least once in a while. And, thank you as well. It's comforting to know that my efforts are well received. Just hoping that everybody is benefiting =)
2014-07-14 9:15 PM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
don't know if "Erdinger Alkohofrei" is a sponsor of the events south of the border but up in Canada they are dishing it out for free after the events and its awesome. Here is a link http://www.mcclellandbeers.ca/products/erdinger/erdinger-alkoholfre...

the stuff tastes like real beer but its an awesome nutritious drink. If, like me, you struggle to give up beer and wine then try it. I noticed they were a big sponsor of the ITU sprints on TV aswell.


2014-07-15 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
Originally posted by RobR

don't know if "Erdinger Alkohofrei" is a sponsor of the events south of the border but up in Canada they are dishing it out for free after the events and its awesome. Here is a link http://www.mcclellandbeers.ca/products/erdinger/erdinger-alkoholfre...

the stuff tastes like real beer but its an awesome nutritious drink. If, like me, you struggle to give up beer and wine then try it. I noticed they were a big sponsor of the ITU sprints on TV aswell.

I've never heard of them or the beer. Pretty awesome though. I'll have to keep my eyes out for them =)

Thanks for the info
2014-07-17 11:42 AM
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Subject: RE: New Year New You...reopened for late comers
I'm going to start posting information from articles from magazines that I'm reading. I'm hoping that I will have no problems committing to one post a week.

The articles will consist of training ideas, strategy, and other useful information pertaining to triathlons and bicycling. I don't have any running or swimming magazines so that information might be limited.

Your input would be greatly appreciated should you come up with a specific topic that you are interested in knowing more about...
2014-07-26 10:08 AM
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Hi guys. I've been off for a while as work has gotten very hectic. Training was going well up until this past week when work got the better of me. I have a race tomorrow tho so I'm trying to just pretend I've been tapering (rather than stopping cold turkey which was more the case :/ ). Just finished a short bike-jog that seems to have loosened the kinks. I'll let you know how this goes. Focus will be on finishing uninjured. Matt
2014-07-27 5:33 PM
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So that worked out ok. Did the Crabman Sprint in S Kingstown Rhode Island. If anybody is in New England this is a great little race. Course is flat, fast and gorgeous. Finished 14/23 in my age group. I'm pretty happy for that being my first ocean race. People were complaining about the chop and currents. Couldn't find a good rhythm but my time was reasonable.
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