Anyone ever considered doing an IRONMAN TRIATHLON?

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  1. archangel

    archangel Active Member

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    I'm intrigued. :)
     
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    I wanted to back in the day but then running stopped being fun....
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    same

    I did teh sprint tri earlier this year...ya it's long enough to be fun, not too long to be grueling/painful
     
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    So u're saying that an Ironman isnt difficult or not even physically challenging for you?
     
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    no, he's saying that the SPRINT TRI was just long enough to be bearable but not horrible like the ironman.
     
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    yep, exactly
     
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    arch, ever done any triathlons at all?
     
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    nope. But i'm interested in doing an ironman and hearing peoples experiences training for them
     
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    I was just thinking about this. I had planned on training for one in August...then I started working 55hrs and took a gay ass communications class
     
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    I reading that you have to qualify to compete in an Ironman. Is there an open event for those of us that aren't a professional triathlete?
     
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    k here's mine...I've always wanted to do a tri for myself, I frankly don't care about finishing first or last...

    I started training with a buddy around xmas this year, we both mentioned that it was something we thought would be fun...and we started...he lives in toronto about 4 hours away, we just chatted on MSN often and shot the shit...we both signed up when we started to a sprint tri in may...the distances are (500m swim, 22.8km bike, 5k run)

    I swam mostly as I found that to be the hardest for me to do...I even took courses to get my front crawl down, and couldn't...anyways I stuck at it, and just focused on doing the breast stroke...and kept practicing

    I trained dec, jan, feb, and early march I fell off teh wagon hard, started smoking (smoked all my life on and off), and didn't train at all...just played hockey and that was my cardio...he kept up his training and come race day it showed...

    he ended up placing 44th and I placed 181 out of 225 people, swimming held me back, and I haden't hydrated right, come running my legs were cramping up BAD, so I ran and walked...hence why the poor finish...my knee the next day was pretty painful and it's been hurting me on and off since, totally my fault for lack of training

    overall, it was an awesome experience, and I'm very glad I did it, people there were awesome, and kept pushign me when I was walking to run, telling me not to give up

    I doubt i'll do it again though unless I really stop smoking and get my training in check, but it was totally awesome, and very rewarding

    I'd post pics, but ya, I know better :o
     
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    here's some pics:

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    :bigthumb:

    Wow thats awesome that you did it. Good job. I really think you should do another one if your knee gets better. Sounds like the rewards are definitely worth it.

    Nice pics... give us an idea of what a sprint tri looks like.:bigthumb:
     
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    if you're thinking about doing one...DO IT

    sign up for one a bit in the future, and give yourself time to train and just do it

    GL and keep the forum posted :coold:
     
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    I'm wanting to do off road triathlons. Where you mountain bike and trail run. (ibnoroadbike) I'm pretty awful at swimming though.
     
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    http://www.ex2adventures.com/

    Adventure racing? My friend just sent me that. Never heard of it before till just now.
     
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    Not sure if its adventure racing. Xterra sponsors some of them, the one here is the Lock 4 Blast, its June 8th.

    880yd swim, 12 mile mountain bike, 4.2 mile run.
     
  19. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    fuck no...i believe you could get your ass kicked for that
     
  20. Mike McDermott

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    no, i weigh more than 150
     
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    Yes and I am quickly approaching a deadline in four years that I previously set.
     
  22. The Boy Bastard

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    Those are typically more vaired such as kayaking, rapeling, etc. The Xterra are the "offroad" triathlon if you will, like listed below.


    :bigthumb:
     
  23. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Jurgen Zack is 5'11 and competed at 172 lbs and had no problems winning and seting records. Granted that is considered light in this forum, but not sub 150 like implied.
     
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    You have to quailify regardless of status professional or ametuer. There used to be a buy-in option and that was $10,000 in the '90's:eek3:
     
  25. Hoodoo

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