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So today after going to the gym, I decided that I want to run a triathlon. Well, I guess I should rewind a little - for some reason I have had a desire to do one for awhile now, but the timing was never right. In high school, I was lazy and never researched it. In college, I didn't have time to train or let alone work out (well I probably did have time, I just chose to spend it doing other things). Now, I have time. I already belong to a gym and run and bike regularly. The gym has a pool, and for a little more a month that would be covered. There are a lot of triathlons this summer in the area, way more than i thought. Last but not least, I need a goal, something to work towards at the gym or I won't be motivated to go. My original goal of getting back in shape is already almost achieved. In two weeks, I should be lifting and running at about the rate I was in high school. So a triathlon it is.

I have tentatively chosen to compete in the September 30th one at Cape Henlopen State Park, it is a 500 M swim, 15 mi bike, and 3.1 mi run. I should have plenty of time to training barring injury. So yeah, that's the plan. All encouragement is welcomed, as well as, any training advice.
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Date:June 6th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
that's my birthday!

i'm going on a week long bike trip at the end of this month to the oregon coast and back. i haven't done much training, but i imagine once my job ends this week i'll be doing some of that.

good luck!
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Date:June 6th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
awesome! the bike trip sounds awesome. the thing that scares me is i haven't done much biking so that is what i'll have to train for the most i suppose

thanks for the luck! good luck on your bike trip as well =)
Date:June 7th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Goals are good...be careful when you train and be safe...(Sounds like Mom, right?)Also research...there are many groups who do triathlons and you can meet interesting people who have helpful ideas! Go! and have fun!
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