Thank you! I wished I was a bit more proactive on sparkpeople as we probably would have joined you guys. I'm hoping to get out there some time this week and hopefully on the weekend. I'm just freaking out and looking at the course, you can see it goes out 2 times further than the buoys and based on the google map the water looks scary scary black. Got goose bumps just thinking about it. If you guys go next weekend give let us know. We'll see you Thursday for the brick!!
We were in the lake today. It was pretty choppy and I too was a bit freaked out. I tried to just do like I have been doing with my hill bike rides (I've been riding two light posts and then taking a break). So in the lake today I was trying to do two strokes at a time then 5, then 10, then from here to the next buoy. We are going again tomorrow around noon at Kin if you want to join us.
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I need help, our triathlon is 2 weeks away and I have this incredible fear of the lake. It's like you said not the same as the pool. The water is not clear.... I not sure it would be better if it was. I think I just have this fear of deep water and I'm worried I won't be able to get past the first part of the race. Any suggestions?
I am training for my first triathlon (Seattle Danskin Aug 15,2010) and am SUPER nervous for it. I am going to a training seminar this week and hope that it will calm my nerves a bit.
So far I have been training on my bike and running. I know that I am able to do the 13 mile bike with the 3 mile run back to back but haven't quite gotten to the swimming part yet. I know that is where I will struggle the most since I haven't been in the water for over a year. Has anyone found it beneficial to take swim lessons? I really would like someone to show me and critique my technique, but I want to make sure it would be worth the cost. Any advice you guys have would be great!
I too was able to talk the hubby into joining me in the training. I did a try-a-tri a couple of years ago. 300 m swim, 15 km ride and a 3 km run. The run portion was the toughest for me.
We have been swimming 3 times a week since October and we have just started to add in training for the other events recently. We joined a training group at our rec centre also and we are attending a second class this evening.
I trained for a sprint distance triathlon last spring but ended up injuring my knee the weekend before (had surgery in October).
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I found our training class at the local recreation center. We live in a smaller community with one rec center so I just checked out their online website and there it was. I convinced my husband to try it out as well. He's committed to the training, just not the actual event yet. I'm hoping to do what you're doing. Sprint Tri, Full Tri, 1/2 ironman, full ironman. We'll see, baby steps for now.
That's great that you are doing a tri beginner's course! Where did you find the program?? I would love to join a group to train I heard that it helps to motivate you & works on all the logistical tri stuff. I just started my official training last week so I'll be doing 6 day per week training for another 12 weeks. Kinda exhausting adding all the sports.
Best of luck!
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Hello, I'm new to sparks and new to this board. My name is Claudia and I'm also training for a sprint triathlon in June 2010. I haven't started yet but have signed up for a triathlon for beginners course so I'm sure they'll be working us hard. I look forward to participating in this thread as feel there is a good deal of information being shared. Look forward to getting to know you all
I have a sprint tri coming up 6/27/10 which I'm really excited about except that my swimming is not the best but I'm making little improvements along the way. I've done a duathlon before so I'm not overly worried about the bike to run portion. I think the run will be my strongest area but it's only a 5K. Advice on this topic would be great!!
I am doing my first mini-tri in July 2010, and am beginning my training now. It consists of a 250-yard swim, a 13-mile bike ride and then a 2-mile run.
When you take each piece separately, it's not too bad to think about. But I'd love some advice from anyone out there who has done one of these...how tired ARE your legs when you get to the run portion? And how chaotic is the swim portion? The swim scares me the most...I was a competitive swimmer in high school, but I can't imagine how difficult it will be to do 250-yards with all those people. How in the heck can it be done gracefully?
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