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7/26/11 9:13 A

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Thanks all! My sprint tri is here in Mid-MI, so not far away at all. When I say I'm a runner, I suppose I should clarify....I'm NOT fast. My current running career PR is 28:09 for a 5k, but I'm usually a 10-11 minute pacer for anything longer. :-) Maybe someday I'll get back the speeds I had 20 years ago, but doubtful. LOL

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7/25/11 6:17 P

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I agree. It seems to be the runners who really rock the sprint triathlons and running is my worst segment. So, I should be working the run, but I just don't love running like I do swimming and biking.


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7/25/11 1:04 P

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I ran for about 10 years or so (5k's to Ultra-marathons) before my first sprint triathlon last year. I LOVE this sport. I was the next to last out of the pool but still had a blast and was able to overcome the swim induced time deficit on the bike and run sections. If you are ever in the central Ky. area the Heart and Sole triatlong is a blast! 400 in the pool, 15 +/- miles of big ole Kentucky hills to ride up and down before starting the cross country 5k.

I've now finished my 4th triathlon (an olympic tri) on route to a 70.3 in October. November will be the San Antonio Marathon and then next year I think I'm going to focus on the ultra again (I finished the 36 mile race and now I want a 50)!!!

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7/25/11 12:51 P

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Hello!

I'm always envious of the "runners" turned triathletes. I am a decent swimmer and a very good biker - but my run always holds me up emoticon But I'm working on it and hope to be able to call myself a good runner next season!

Where is your race? There are lots of great triathlets here who can offer up all kinds of tips. Feel free to ask.

Looking forward to hearing how much fun you have!

Kim

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7/25/11 12:41 P

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Hi folks. I'm a runner training for my first Tri. It's in 2 weeks actually. EEEEEK! LOL
I've been running regularly for about 1.5 years (since my youngest was 6 months old) and did my first half marathon in May. I plan to do another one this fall. Right now it's all about the tri though. It's a sprint tri with a 500 meter swim, 12.4 mile ride & 3.1 mile run. It should be fun!

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