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Subject: Completed my first 70.3!!!
I know I haven't posted here much lately but last Saturday I complete my first 70.3 at Lake Havasu City.
I started about a year ago and have done a couple sprints and an Oly and decided to finish this year with something longer.

My goal was 7 hours and I did 6:59:37. I found that a 70.3 is not to be taken lightly and will need to make some improvements before next year.

But for a newbie to tris, I'm just glad I finished this first one.
Thanks for all your help, tips, suggestions, etc.

Hopefully the link below gets to the race report. Not sure I did it right.

Again, I had one of the most awesome days ever and it was a great feeling of accomlishment.

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great job !
something to be proud of !!
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I'm not seeing your race report, but I did find the race log (just the splits)

Congratulations! I did my first sprint tri in June 2012 and that same tri again this year about a month after my first Olympic. I'd like to do that same Oly next year (hopefully a lot faster, too) and then MAYBE a HIM sometime in 2014. My point here is that my progression is way slower than yours! lol.

You haven't been recording your training logs on BT (boooo!) so I'm curious about what sort of plan you've been using to get to the HIM level from the Oly level.

Again, congratulations! Do you have plans to increase to the IM distance?
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My lungs were burning and my legs were hurting but I had the biggest smile on my face as I ran on the red carpet and received my Ironman 70.3 medal.
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author : MOlsen
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Earlier this year I did something I never thought I would do: run a 10k. Last weekend I did something I thought was even further out of reach: complete a triathlon.
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Or why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
date : September 8, 2008
author : pjwalzphd
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When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
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author : jgosse66
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Here is my five step plan for getting mentally prepared for next year’s Ironman Newfoundland 70.3, or any other race that you may have.
date : October 4, 2007
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It was the morning of Ironman Newfoundland 70.3, I felt queasy. I didn't want to eat or drink anything. I had a full blown case of the pre-race HEEBEE GEEBEES.
date : February 7, 2007
author : Angie M
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In the past 18 months, I have delivered two babies, had meningitis, broken my pelvis, had two surgeries, worked full time, AND completed my first triathlon!
date : June 6, 2006
author : Ingrid Loos
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A bad race left me smoldering, but time and a gentle breeze ignited my passion to race again.