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I suppose I should start some training. It's in like a month and a half. This is gonna suck.
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No way in hell would i ever be able to finish even a 1/4 iron man, i suck at running, and cant swim worth crap.....wouldnt mind training for one though i kinda like the pain

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X, I'll be holding your ankle.

I just started my training. One large Little Caesar's pizza for energy.

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C'mon, it's only a little over a mile for the swim, the bike is a breezy 60 miles, and the running part is just piddly half marathon. Sack up and do a full Ironman Ken.

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C'mon, it's only a little over a mile for the swim, the bike is a breezy 60 miles, and the running part is just piddly half marathon. Sack up and do a full Ironman Ken.
Yeah I know, I feel like such a bitch. Half of anything is really pussing out. It should be pretty easy though. Breezy sounds so nice too, maybe they will be handing out Mai Tais in the feed zone.

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X, I'll be holding your ankle.

I just started my training. One large Little Caesar's pizza for energy.
Just one pizza?

I'm laughing as I would drown in the swim part.

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Just one pizza?

I'm laughing as I would drown in the swim part.
I was told to not overdo it, so I will see how two pizzas go down next week. I still can't believe I couldn't swim until February, and now I'm not even worried about the swim. That's mainly because I haven't even done a triathlon yet probably.

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Group ride on the bike course?


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Group ride on the bike course?


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Maybe. Gotta plan a Sunday for that one for sure. Plus I gotta see where the hell Racine is anyways.

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do you own anything with a motor anymore??
I OWN lots of stuff with motors. The real question is, will they run at all this year? I think every FVOR hare scramble is on a MTB race day which blows.

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Can you wear an iPod for this on the bike or run?
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I was hoping that would give me some motivation and mask the sounds of pain emitting from my body.

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I was hoping that would give me some motivation and mask the sounds of pain emitting from my body.
Funny thing...

With out music, I run faster.
The music tends to set a beat and I tend to run with that beat.
So, unless I have some Speed Punk playing... It slows me down.

Not to mention, no music... Means alone with my thoughts...
I tend to want to run away from my own thoughts...
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That is strange. I can definitely push harder with rockin' tunes for sure. Just had 5 donuts, so training is still going well.

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This sucks! Scott might enter now, so there goes my hot Cervelo. I guess I gotta wash my beater road bike now.

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Quick question, and it's probably a stupid one. Are there any training plans spelled out that are only a month or six weeks long? I'm kinda doing my own thing which seems fine, but if there is anything out there to provide more structure to my workouts that might help a bit. I know it's too short, but that's what I got right now. All the ones I have seen are like half a year.

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Thanks dude. I had a bit more optimism a few weeks ago, now I'm a little worried.

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The shortest HIM plans I've seen start at 12 weeks.

Personally, if I was under a crunch like this I'd just go into base training and get all I could in all 3 events before the tri. You've got the bike base. Build your run 10% per week. You van do more if you want to risk injury. Make sure you start doing long bricks on the weekend so you learn how much to hold back on the bike to make it through the run.

Your other option is to take a 12 week plan and start at how ever many weeks you have left.

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Yikes!! That was a mis-type. I meant the shortest was 20 weeks!

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The shortest HIM plans I've seen start at 12 weeks.

Personally, if I was under a crunch like this I'd just go into base training and get all I could in all 3 events before the tri. You've got the bike base. Build your run 10% per week. You van do more if you want to risk injury. Make sure you start doing long bricks on the weekend so you learn how much to hold back on the bike to make it through the run.

Your other option is to take a 12 week plan and start at how ever many weeks you have left.

You know your body. It's your call.

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That makes a lot of sense boy! Yeah I'll either take the tail end of a 12 week plan, or just ease up on biking as much as I can and increase the running only 10%. (maybe 20%) I've been trying to do bricks every chance I can, so maybe that will help. I just don't know whether to put in some ridiculous long runs at a slower pace, or just keep my standard pace and increase the distance a short bit every run or something.

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That makes a lot of sense boy! Yeah I'll either take the tail end of a 12 week plan, or just ease up on biking as much as I can and increase the running only 10%. (maybe 20%) I've been trying to do bricks every chance I can, so maybe that will help. I just don't know whether to put in some ridiculous long runs at a slower pace, or just keep my standard pace and increase the distance a short bit every run or something.
IMO you need to slow the pace run and bike. You could start doing bricks of 50 and 6. Keep the hr 160 or under(for you) and see if you cramp. If you can build to doing 50 and 12 then up the pace and play around with how hard to go out on the bike, since that is your strength and where you'll tend to go too hard.

But again it's your body. If you know you can handle more do it!

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