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2019-01-26 9:18 AM


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Hi all

Names Joel, From Pittsburgh.

I signed up for a half Iron man in September... my friends convinced me to do it... so I'm in it to finish it.

But here is the thing.... I started at 320 in December im 305 as of today... I know i have a looooong way to go!
can do a 500 swim with out a break, good for 20 or 25 on a bike, but the run is the Achilles heel at about 1 mile straight running then i gotta go intermittent walk run....

Athletic Background:
HS Swimmer
HS Football
College D1AA Football (lineman.... AKA the big guys)
Competent on a Bike (AKA poor mountain biker)

Any how Nice to be here, hopefully I can learn alot, and maybe share the journey.

PS
doing a Sprint in March, Planning for a Olympic in June, and then the half in Sept..


2019-01-26 11:09 AM
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Welcome. You've set a nice goal and while it won't be easy it won't be insurmountable either. As for the run / walk, that's ok. On the one IM 70.3 I did (finisher at 61 years old) I had pulled a calf muscle about 10 days before the race. I ended up running about 40% and walking about 60% of the course. If you have good enough swim and bike legs you will leave yourself time to finish. You won't be challenging for the podium, but a finish is a finish your first time.

Good luck and have fun!

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2019-01-27 5:42 PM
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Thanks HH I am looking forward to the journey!
2019-01-28 9:28 PM
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Welcome.
2019-01-29 6:36 AM
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Welcome to BT and congrats on your goal and decision to live a healthier lifestyle. If you want a group for support / questions go to the Mentor forum and take a look at my group Tri Turtles and read our bios. I think you may really enjoy the group.
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