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2014-03-20 9:19 AM

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Subject: Triathlon aphorisms...

These rattle around in my head (a scary place).  Below are a few that come to mind quickly when I think "tri."

What's on your list (whether you actually follow it or not)?

 

It's swimbikerun, not "swim, bike, run."  (corollary:  "Solid mediocrity in three sports = success in triathlon."  This one always bugged me!)

Run lots, mostly slow, sometimes fast.

If you don't run fast in training, you won't run fast in a race.  (hey, I'm just repeating these, not writing them)

Ride lots.

Swim with swimmers, ride with cyclists, run with runners.

You don't do it in a race, so why do it in training.  (oh boy)

Transitions - free time!!

Never buy a kit in white.

Nothing new on race day.

Your seat is too high.

What else you got, BT?

Matt



2014-03-20 10:31 AM
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2014-03-20 3:20 PM
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Damn you, Matt!

You're not doing it right.

Practice your nutrition.

Pool swimming is not OWS.  OWS is not pool swimming.

Pull buoys are a crutch/crack.

Practice the kick. 

Kicking uses too much energy.

Real swimmers wear Swedes.

Running in Hokas is like running on______ (unicorn farts, angel kisses, etc)

Friends don't let friends ride box wheels.

This...or this.

 

 

 

 

 

2014-03-20 4:04 PM
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Flip turns __________

2014-03-20 4:05 PM
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Originally posted by cdban66

Flip turns __________

Sucked today? (they really did, btw)

2014-03-20 4:08 PM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by cdban66

Flip turns __________

Sucked today? (they really did, btw)

There is a plethora:

  • Are useless.
  • Are great
  • You don't do them in OWS, why practice them?
  • Help you be more comfortable in water, and that's good right?


2014-03-20 4:18 PM
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Originally posted by cdban66

Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by cdban66

Flip turns __________

Sucked today? (they really did, btw)

There is a plethora:

  • Are useless.
  • Are great
  • You don't do them in OWS, why practice them?
  • Help you be more comfortable in water, and that's good right?



I have finally started 3000m training swims in decent time. I will, however, not consider myself a swimmer until I have mastered the flip turn. So far I can't do them at all...
2014-03-20 5:01 PM
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You can buy time by purchasing............
2014-03-20 6:16 PM
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Originally posted by b2run You can buy time by purchasing............

(Typically in response) "Work on the engine"

Matt

2014-03-20 6:22 PM
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Ride for show...

2014-03-20 6:39 PM
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_______________ is the fastest bike color.


2014-03-20 7:13 PM
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2014-03-20 7:31 PM
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Free Speed

Aero trumps weight

 

2014-03-21 7:34 AM
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Nigerian training plan
2014-03-21 7:50 AM
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Buy cheap kit and see if you like the sport. You will want to upgrade later anyway.

Buy decent quality kit that will last. You wont regret the investment.
2014-03-21 11:17 AM
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Fast is smooth, smooth is fast.

I'll have to take that on faith, since I don't think I'm either.


2014-03-21 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by kmac1346 Fast is smooth, smooth is fast. I'll have to take that on faith, since I don't think I'm either.

And that's the only reason for a guy to shave his legs.....

 

2014-03-21 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by kmac1346 Fast is smooth, smooth is fast. I'll have to take that on faith, since I don't think I'm either.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

2014-03-21 12:44 PM
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Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.
2014-03-21 12:56 PM
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When asked what bike is best:

The one that fits!


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