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8/9/09 10:58 P

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it sounds impressive to me - but I am not a runner- bad hip, I am impressed by those who are able to do this htough.

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8/7/09 11:11 A

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Got up this morning and gave it a try. What a workout!

1 mile run 10:40
11 mile ride 44:00
2 1/2 mile run 26:51

Good or just so-so, not sure ... its a starting point!


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8/6/09 11:24 P

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Much depends on how far you are currently running and biking. You can start with a 1 mile run, 5 mile bike, 1 mile run and see how you feel.

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8/6/09 11:10 P

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This RBR sounds like a terrific workout! I want to try it! Guess I'll just go for it next time I'm out on the trail... :) What do you think for a first time ? One mile run, _?__ mile bike, another one mile run?


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8/6/09 6:07 P

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The RBR runs for an hour and a half. I figured with my current bike speed (10-12 mph) and slow running, it would take me alost 2 hours.

I opted to skip the first run because I wanted to finish with everyone. As my piks up, I will definitely do the entire thing.

In the meantime, I thinks if I run 1 loop, bike 3 loops and then run 1 loop, I can get done in time. I will get the benefit of doing the whole thing too.

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8/6/09 3:20 P

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I agree with Adrian. That feeling is eye opening the first time, weird the second, and dreaded every time after that. However I have found with practice that it gets better.

Adrian - fyi I will be doing my first du at the end of this month. I had the option of a tri or a du. I am opting for the du because I don't care to get tangled up in weeds in this particular lake again, plus I am in the midst of half marathon training so think the run would go farther in my training than the swim. This will be interesting as it will be my first race in cleats. Can't wait!!!

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8/6/09 12:46 P

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Lovey:
It's BRICK.... emoticon

And everyone has that "dead leg" feeling the first half mile of the run. Even professionals. The good thing is that the more bricks you do, the more you get used to it.

Next time try the full Du - riding with already tired legs is an "interesting" experience.

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8/6/09 9:14 A

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My tri club has RBR training every Wednesday throughout the summer. My kids usually have something on Weds and then football in August. Yesterday was the first time I was able to go.

The RBR is Run-Bike-Run where you run 1 loop (2.1 miles clockwise), Bike 5 loops (10.5 miles) and run 1 loop (2.1 miles counter clockwise) for a total 14.7 duathlon training. You may adjust the loops for your specific level or time.

Yesterday, I opted to skip the first run loop. I biked 4 loops (8.5 miles), then ran the 2.1 mile loop.
I have ran for a few minutes at least once a week when I got off my bike. However, trying to run an entire 2 miles after was much more tiring in the beginning. I had to run/walk (mostly walk) the first 1/2 mile, ran the next 1.5 miles straight, then ran/walk (mostly run) the last 1/2 mile.

It took a whole 1/2 mile for my legs to feel normal.
Those few minutes I was running after biking was definitely not enough.

Just wanted to share.

Lovey

Edited by: TDSLOVEY at: 8/6/2009 (09:15)
2013 Goals:
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle

2012 Accomplishments:
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.



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