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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Dating a triathlete.....

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Dating a triathlete...

"I am an outdoors type of person." Really means: I train in any type of weather. If it's raining, snowing, 90 degrees w/100 percent humidity, or winds gusting at 30 mph. I don't want to hear any complaints because I will still train in it and you're just a big wuss for complaining about it.

"I enjoy riding my bike." Really means: with or w/o aero bars, alone or in a peleton, I don't care. If you can't do a spur of the moment 30 miler then you're not my type. I will let you draft, but if you can't hang and I drop you - I will see you later. I am a capable mechanic, but don't expect me to change your flats or tune your bike. You need to learn that on your own.

"I enjoy jogging." Really means: Let's run hills until we puke. I have just as many shoes as you only mine are better because they are functional and all look the same.

"I enjoy dining out." Really means: I enjoy eating out, in or anywhere else I can find food. Don't be shy because with the amount of food I eat, you can have that main entree instead of a salad and you will still look as though you eat like a rabbit in comparison. Don't get your limbs too close though as I may take a bite out of you. Most importantly don't expect any taste off my plate unless you can bring omething to the party like more food. Eventually though if your not burning 4,000 calories a day your going to plump up and have a terrible complex due to watching me eat deserts and not gain any weight. Friends and family will eventually decide not to dine with us anymore due to my horrid table manners. Oh, and don't ask me any questions during breakfast, Mid Morning Lunch, Lunch, Afternoon lunch, dinner or Recovery Dinner as it does not lend to efficient food intake.

"I enjoy quiet walks on the beach." Really means: Walks on the beach warming up into an 8 mile run and then plunging myself in the ocean for a 2 miler. If you get in my way you're going to find out what mass start is and let me assure you that you don't want to find out.

"I find fulfillment in charitable work." Really means: If I am not racing, I am volunteering and I expect you to be there along side me as I stand out in 90 degree weather for 8 hours handing out sports drink to cyclists going 20 mph. Just stick the ol' arm out there and hope it doesn't get taken off.

"I enjoy sharing quiet moments together." Really means: It's taper time. Just back off because I am strategizing and in a pissy mood because I am worried about my "A" race and can't workout.

"I am an active person." Really means: Aside from my 40 hour job, and the 8 mandatory hours of sleep a night. 10 hours a week are devoted to me during the off-season and 20 during race season leaving us 4 hours. 2 of which are spent inhaling food and you not talking to me, so let's make the best of the 2 hours we will spend together on average each day. If you are a licensed message therapist or doctor this would make the most optimal use of our time together. Nutritionist is also acceptable, but I probably already know just as much as you.

"I enjoy road trips and leisurely drives." Really means: You have your choice of Wisconsin, Idaho, Florida, California, Arizona, and Canada, but don't expect to do much site seeing. If I get enough support from you we might be able to include Hawaii in there.

"I enjoy site seeing." Really means: Lets grab a mountain bike and get our HR's up to 90%. There's plenty of time to look around on the descent as trees and bushes whiz by you at 40 mph.

"I like stimulating conversation." Really means: while we are running, we can talk about food. Then we can talk about how we decided what to wear on this run based on the temperature at start time versus the temperature at the time we expect to finish, how horribly out of shape we are, how many miles we did last week, and how many we will do this week and next week. Then we can talk about food.

"I enjoy relaxing soaks in the tub." Really Means: I'm going to stop on the way home and buy two bags of ice, throw them in the tub with some water, and sit in this torture chamber for 30 minutes.

"I'm interested in photography" Really Means: My camera is permanently perched a tripod in front of my trainer. I obsess over taking photos of my bike position and analyzing them to get the perfect setup.

"I'm into in technology" Really Means: My HRM and bike computer are my best friends. Until you can give me some hard data that can improve my training, don't bother trying to buddy up to me. You could one day break into the top three if I find you as entertaining on long runs and rides as my mp3 player.

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I can identify with a few of those.

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"I am an active person." Really means: Aside from my 40 hour job, and the 8 mandatory hours of sleep a night. 10 hours a week are devoted to me during the off-season and 20 during race season leaving us 4 hours. 2 of which are spent inhaling food and you not talking to me, so let's make the best of the 2 hours we will spend together on average each day. If you are a licensed message therapist or doctor this would make the most optimal use of our time together...
The math must be wrong...
Who has 2 hours extra a day?

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The math must be wrong...
Who has 2 hours extra a day?

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that's not telling the whole truth. My wife needs to ride/run/swim with me during those 2 hours or she's out!

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Yeah, and how many of us actually get 8 hours of sleep a night?

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Yeah, and how many of us actually get 8 hours of sleep a night?


I wish!!!! I'm lucky with 5.5hours. It really helps me lose weight when I bump up my sleep times too. I wish I could. I definitely get 8 on the weekends after big workouts though.

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I thought they meant 8 and 2 per week. That sounded about right.

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it's pretty much dead on, nice.
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that's not telling the whole truth. My wife needs to ride/run/swim with me during those 2 hours or she's out!
you kinda fell off the face of the earth and just resurfaced today didn't you?

or maybe i did.
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I wish!!!! I'm lucky with 5.5hours. It really helps me lose weight when I bump up my sleep times too. I wish I could. I definitely get 8 on the weekends after big workouts though.
yeah me too. 5-6 is average. lately it's been like 2-4.
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Dating a triathlete...


"I am an active person." ...
If you are a licensed message therapist or doctor this would make the most optimal use of our time together. Nutritionist is also acceptable, but I probably already know just as much as you.
...

Um. Massage Therapists have to *really, really* like you to give (yet another) massage after a full day's work. That, or buy dinner and agree not to talk during food inhalation... so maybe it's not such a bad plan after all.

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Um. Massage Therapists have to *really, really* like you to give (yet another) massage after a full day's work. That, or buy dinner and agree not to talk during food inhalation... so maybe it's not such a bad plan after all.
It's kinda the same with IT. I have to really really like you to talk to you about IT after a days worth of work OR you're paying me $50 an hour to be your IT slave/guru.
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Dating a triathlete.....

Pfffft 10-12 hours of work per day is nothing when your a triathlete. That's the easy part that pays for all the fancy equipment. Best get on that massage! lol

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Yeah, I'm averaging 5.5-6 hours of sleep a night... been doing so for a couple of years. Its tough to get 8 hours, too much to do!

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when do triathletes find time to smoke weed and chill? What kind of life is that?

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when do triathletes find time to smoke weed and chill? What kind of life is that?
There are plenty of slow triathletes.

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