anybody done a triathlon?

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    Trupe938 New Member

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    i need some tips on everything
     
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    go to a specialty store and get the right running shoes for your feet.
     
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    then go to a tri/cycling store and start talking to triathletes about it.
    triathlon is a pretty cool thing and it is a lot of different disciplines wrapped up. if you dont have a bike, obviously start riding one, if you are looking for some bike info go to the great outdoors on OT or go to bikeforums.net (they have a great triathlon board too)
    as far as it all goes though, practice your transitions and be prepared for your races and you will be ahead of a lot of the other athletes. if you can cut down your transition times, you will also be a lot more productive in your races. but in all reality, just give it a whirl man
     
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    why won't my regular ones work? i can run in them without socks w/ no blisters so that won't be a problem :dunno:
     
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    swim. its really the hardest out of the 3.
     
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    i have a mountain bike that i'll probably end up using:o

    what would be your ideal order of events? swim-bike-run?
     
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    i feel like i can handle 800m
    biking though......i rode MAYBE a mile yesterday and it was painful riding today:o:o
     
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    your choad builds up to it, keep training
     
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    yeah pretty much every tri out there should be swim bike run and its a good way to go about it.
    if you get into it i would look into investing in a road bike, triathlon aside, it is an awesome training tool
     
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    nice

    yeah i've been looking at the tri shorts, are they all padded differently?
     
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    The stress you're putting on your body now is nothing compared to the training you're about to enter.

    Go to Run on to get some new shoes.

    Your best bet is to get a gait analysis done.

    Last, see a chiroprator. Everything will work better and you'll have less pain during and after training and the triathalon
     
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    Tri shorts are lightly padded, and they also dry much faster, so that you can wear them through the entire event.. I wear a 1 piece Zoot, for 100$ its a great investment, saves lots of time in transitions.

    Good luck, Triathlons are incredible!
     
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