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2013-06-20 1:17 PM

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Subject: What to start on first?
My lifelong goal is to finish the longest distance events for running, swimming, and biking in the world. The 3 i have on my list are

Vuelta Sudamericana- 7500 miles biking (stage race)
The Self-Transcendence- 3100 miles running (stage race)
Cayuga Lake- 40 miles swimming

I dont know which one i want to work towards first, or how to train properly for them, like distances and amount of training and such. Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated.


2013-06-21 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by _James_Lane_ My lifelong goal is to finish the longest distance events for running, swimming, and biking in the world. The 3 i have on my list are Vuelta Sudamericana- 7500 miles biking (stage race) The Self-Transcendence- 3100 miles running (stage race) Cayuga Lake- 40 miles swimming I dont know which one i want to work towards first, or how to train properly for them, like distances and amount of training and such. Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated.

I don't believe the self transcendence is technically a stage race. Unless you consider running around the block a few thousand times a stage Granted I may be totally wrong. 

2018-08-21 5:18 PM
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Subject: RE: What to start on first?
Run the Self-Transcendence first.
Do the Bike Second.
Swim last.
2018-08-23 6:46 AM
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Originally posted by erodda Run the Self-Transcendence first. Do the Bike Second. Swim last.

This is a 5 year old thread, I wonder if the OP has completed any yet? 

I would do the opposite of this suggestion.  Swim first, bike second, run last.

2018-08-23 6:59 PM
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Hi Arend.  I've been gone for a few years, and just returned.  I've noticed that quite a few very old threads like this get revived these days.  Is it normal now?

I like your suggestion anyway, although I think I'd do bike, then run, then maybe hope that some horrible injury prevented me from doing the swim.  ;-)

 

2018-08-23 10:37 PM
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My masochism has made me most infatuated with the one I'm the worst at: swimming. I admit I've become a bit obsessed with the English Channel swim and have been seriously looking into it. (Important factoid: to be an official channel swim you cannot wear a wetsuit, although you can slather yourself with goose fat)
There's also a (much shorter and warmer) Sardinia to Corsica swim which sounds really neat.


In reality of done nothing of true merit. Why not make a stupid act of Victorian fame should be the cap off?


2018-08-24 3:25 AM
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Originally posted by Experior

Hi Arend.  I've been gone for a few years, and just returned.  I've noticed that quite a few very old threads like this get revived these days.  Is it normal now?

I like your suggestion anyway, although I think I'd do bike, then run, then maybe hope that some horrible injury prevented me from doing the swim.  ;-)

 

I haven't been around much either but I have seen a few of these.  Maybe from searches, who knows?  Either way, welcome back.    I'm trying to come back a bit more as well.

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