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2009-08-06 10:06 PM
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"Make the hard days hard and the easy days easy" -- Gordo, I think I read it in Going Long, on the importance of recovery and Z2 workouts
 
"slow is smooth and smooth is fast" -- read it on BT, in reference to smoothing out the swim stroke to be more efficient, rather than trying to go faster by applying more power

"to do well in a marathon, you've got to learn to run slow" -- Bob Moffitt, 70+ year old marathoner, who mentored me when I was a fast 5K'er who'd never run beyond 7 miles at once

"you've never really gotten your a$$ kicked, have you?" -- Rod Woodard, my training buddy acknowledging me for being persistent in racing and ambitious in setting goals way over my head

"if you're getting dropped, pedal harder" -- bike racer, on our group training ride, who also said "stop looking at your HR, you can ride A LOT harder, A LOT longer, than your LT" 



2009-08-06 10:29 PM
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As long as you have air in your lungs, you won't drown

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2009-08-06 11:42 PM
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The swim is all about survival, you can make up the rest in the bike and the run. 

Friend I train/race with.

2009-08-06 11:48 PM
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1) Breath IN when your head is OUT of the water-breath OUT when your head is IN the water.

2) Make a decision and do your best to see it through.  In a crisis, people die from a lack of direction.
2009-08-07 12:19 AM
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Tri-related:
"THE ONLY WAY TO GET BETTER AT CLIMBING HILLS IS....... CLIMBING HILLS"
ChrisM

And to paraphrase what he said, it applies to so much more than running and biking on inclines.
2009-08-07 9:14 AM
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I read in a running book to breath correctly...letting your belly out when you breath in. That is the best running advice I have ever gotten. I was breathing just the opposite and would get side aches. I have never had a side ache since.

I read an article on BT about bending your elbow on the swim pull and push your body through the water instead of straight elbow pull which tries to push your body up out of the water.

Learn to spin circles on the bike keeping your cadance high. My riding partner a few years back.

Can't never did do anything...my mom.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Paul


2009-08-07 9:37 AM
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When done biking, try to get a run in, even if it's just a quarter mile.  This has helped me greatly in making transition.
2009-08-07 9:44 AM
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"Save some for the run."  Gordo Byrn's autograph in my copy of Going Long.
2009-08-07 9:46 AM
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The best way to get faster is to improve your engine -- paraphrased from about 27 different BT'ers who are all awesome with their dispensing of hard-earned knowledge to noobs like me
2009-08-07 10:06 AM
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bring in your own TP to the porta-potty... (can't remember who said that)
2009-08-07 10:11 AM
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from someone on BT: Relentles Forward Motion.  I changed this to my own KMF -- keep moving forward.
ditto on the climbing hills by the brilliant ChrisM



2009-08-07 10:13 AM
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moondawg14 - 2009-08-06 10:30 PM "The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing." - my God-sister.


Where does God-Sister fall on the family tree?

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2009-08-07 10:21 AM
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Keep your head down, work hard and most importantly keep smiling, that way, no matter what they throw at you, you'll come out the other end having won. - My dad

The "they" in this was the british military as I went off to start my training.  he was right, I had a ball through my entire time in the military, worked hard, played hard and smiled the whole time.  Now I take this thought in to everything I do, work, family, training and life in general.

2009-08-07 10:32 AM
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There's no reason to feel ashamed if you truly gave it your best. (me)

If you never find your limits in training, you'll never be able to push past them racing. - my HS x-country coach

If you don't believe in yourself, then who will? (I forget)

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2009-08-07 10:47 AM
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I repeat this to myself starting from the swim start, 'RELAX, and go fast'.

Simple and to the point.  Keeps me from overcooking until I get to the last leg of the run when I switch to 'Time to GO NOW!'

2009-08-07 10:53 AM
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Where there's a will there's a way

-my high school track coach

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2009-08-07 12:03 PM
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Keep it simple. Advice from a coach regarding transition. It helped me realize that I really didn't need tons of stuff in transition. I now say "Get in, get out, get on with it"
2009-08-07 12:41 PM
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Pain is temporary, regret is forever.

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

2009-08-13 12:18 PM
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Relax. Don't forget to breathe.
2009-08-13 12:39 PM
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"Decide what you believe, then live your life accordingly"  my Dad

Mark 

 

2009-08-13 1:07 PM
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AtlantaBill - 2009-08-06 10:06 PM

"if you're getting dropped, pedal harder" -- bike racer, on our group training ride, who also said "stop looking at your HR, you can ride A LOT harder, A LOT longer, than your LT" 


Good advice right there! I know many will argue, but I think some people hold themselves back from pushing to the nevel level because of "I can't let my HR get so high".



2009-08-13 1:08 PM
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This one is a complete hijack from another BTer on this subject from some time ago but it too good to leave out..."You should try triathlon, it's really cheep sport"   Laughing
2009-08-13 1:16 PM
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Tri related - "Remember you finished, 99% of Americans haven't even started"  I don't remember who but he told me that at the 1/2 iron finish

Non Tri - The measure of one's life is not the duration, but the donation - Corrie Ten Boom concentration camp  survivor 

2009-08-13 1:17 PM
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"WHOAAAA... LOWER"

          -- my first

2009-08-13 1:34 PM
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Tri Related: Trust your training
Non: Don't S**t where you eat! 

Great thread!
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