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1/13/11 8:54 A

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Gretchen - you are so right. The hardest part really does seem to be fitting all the training in. I generally do okay with the bike training since that is the one I love the most. I get one or two runs in a week. Swimming is my hard one. I have to force myself to get into the pool. Winter does not help with that either.



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1/13/11 8:17 A

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Sometimes I think the logistics is what makes tri training so hard, not the actual sports themselves. I've seen a lot of things that say I should be running 3 times a week, swimming twice, biking 2 or 3 times, yoga twice, and strength-training twice. How do you fit all that in, plus work, plus family, plus the rest of your life?

My approach is to do what I can and let go of the rest. Maybe I'd be better at triathlons if I did ALL of this every week, however I'm not in it to win it. I'm in it to feel good and have fun. The rest seems sorts itself out somehow.

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1/13/11 12:28 A

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I have been working so hard on the run/bike/swim stuff I am not sure where I should put the rest of it in.

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1/10/11 10:31 P

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Thanks LilPat, keep these tips coming.

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1/5/11 5:40 P

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Thank God we live in Florida. With rare exceptions, I am able to train on the bike and run outdoors year round. Just need the gym for smwimming. I also do spin class at the gym twice a week - which gives me the hills that nature didn't see fit to put in the Florida landscape.

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1/5/11 4:42 P

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Rowing is excellent cross training for swimming. As it works the legs, core, and cardio it should be good for biking as well.

I also not one for a bike trainer but it is a necessary evil. I'm thinking about a trainer ride tonight....we'll see.

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I'm not too keen on riding the bike trainer so this winter I'm rowing instead. I have no idea if this will work to maintain bike fitness (although I know people who have successfully used the rower in lieu of running). Has anyone tried this?

BTW, I'm interested in a Yoga for Cyclists DVD too.

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1/3/11 8:56 A

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Thanks for the tips! I have been adding some Yoga to my normal routine. There are serveral DVD's specifically for yoga for cyclists. I'm looking forward to finding a good one. Anyone try one they like?


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These reminders appeared in the December issue of Bicycling Magazine. You should be able to add your own exercises for more variety.

1. Try Yoga: for maximum cycling power

2. Follow the Fit Chick- Selene Yeager and her exercises

3. Work the whole body- core, flexibility, and high impact exercises

4. Exercise ball- for core exercises

5. Stretch- a few minutes everyday

6. Jump Rope- high impact and cardio

7. Lunges for your legs

8. Try Nordic Skiing- if available in your area

9. Work your core some more. Cycling requires strong abdominal and truck muscles, but doesn't work them.

Gentle reminders of what NOT to overlook while waiting for spring.

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