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2016-11-18 5:40 PM

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Subject: Hello! Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!
I'm 46, a bad swimmer, average cyclist and a bit more than average runner.

After 4 years of Sprint triathlons I finally decided to ramp up to Olympic last year (I am a realy bad swimmer, that was holding me back) and afer a mountain olympic in Andorra with a killer bike segment (a 1st. Category pass) i felt ready and completed another Olympic in September.
I'm preparing my next season. I want to run the Barcelona Marathon (mar 12th), my 2nd marathon, but the main goal of the season is the Barcelona Ironman 70.3 (Half IM but also a hard hilly bike segment). That is 10 weeks after the Marathon.

I have asked for advice about doing both in the general forum.

By the way, the FIRST (Run less, run faster) training plan for my 1st marathon last year was GREAT. I'd strongly recommend it and happy to help with it.


2016-11-21 12:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Hello! Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!
Bienvenido a la locura

[Welcome to the insanity for those who don't "habla"]

I hope to visit Spain someday....sigh.....
2016-11-24 10:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Hello! Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!
Welcome! I'm a terrible swimmer myself, so I completely understand.

I found that learning more than just the standard freestyle swim really helped, as once you're in the open water everything kind of goes sideways. :-) Learning to flip to my back and continue moving forward was great. That really helped build confidence, as I know that no matter what happens, I'm safe.
2018-10-25 7:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Hello! Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!
Hello! Nice to e-meet you! Barcelona is one of the best places on earth. I would love to visit it again and discover all the cheap apartments in barcelona, cheap food, cheap drinks and everything that made my life so simple and much easier. It's simply the greated city on the planet!

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