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Completed my first Triathlon!

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Bikingguy posted 10/28/2013 07:56 AM

Saturday was my first of hopfully many more triathlons. This was really short at 1/2 the distance of a sprint tri, but I just wanted to get one under my belt. Swim was 350 meters, bike was 10K (6 miles) and run was 2.5 K (1.5 miles).

Not sure why I spend all those hours in the pool trying to perfect my swim stroke. Once in the water I just slugged my way with terrbible form! Out of 75 I was one of the last ones out of the water

Made up for it on the bike. Keeping true to my user name I had the fastest bike leg and held on for the run. Finished 8th overall, and 6 out of 50 for the men.

Probably will not do another one this year with the holidays and busy kids activities. But definitely planning on improveing the swim and doing some more.

I used to race bikes and it was all 30 plus men with high testosterone. Nice thing about tri's is there are all ages. I talked to a grandmother who did a 3 generation relay tri the week before. There were kids as young as 8! Being a small distance most were beginners and just happy to be there so the vib was nervous but low key.

somanyyears posted 10/28/2013 08:04 AM

..hey, congrats on an amazing finish.. 6th out of 50 is f'ing awesome, especially for your first kick at the can..

..hope you enjoy the pursuit for that 1st place finish..

..good luck b-g..


lost_in_toronto posted 10/28/2013 08:46 AM

That's an impressive finish! Congratulations!!

tushnurse posted 10/28/2013 09:19 AM

Congrats. That is impressive!!!

Consider working with a swim coach a few times to help you improve your form. It makes all the difference in the world when you can glide through the water, instead of slogging through. You certainly have the basics, but there are a few things that probably can be improved on to make it much easier on you.

Dallas2 posted 10/28/2013 10:54 AM


sisoon posted 10/28/2013 13:55 PM


(Why anyone would waste biking time on swimming or running, I'll never understand - but if a tri is your idea of a good time, I'm very happy you did it. )

rachelc posted 10/28/2013 15:08 PM


It's all about the bike, you'll find.. and I'm awful at that part..

foundoutlater posted 10/28/2013 18:43 PM

Congrats on your first tri! Great finish.

jo2love posted 10/28/2013 19:01 PM

Congrats!!! That is awesome!

hurting2much posted 10/28/2013 19:02 PM

Congratulations!! I would love to do one, but not the strongest swimmer. Did a biathlon a couple of months ago and enjoyed it.

HardenMyHeart posted 10/28/2013 23:02 PM

Congrats Bikingguy!

movingforward777 posted 10/30/2013 11:02 AM

Congratulations and "good for you" for doing your first one!

PS...gotta admit I always look at your name and think it says "Bikini Guy".....

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