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"till the swim part" the swim part is first!

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So you want the Uno-athlon?

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No fun for me being so short, but it would be a good one to start with for sure.
I need baby steps triathlons. The distances individually do not scare me. It is more the idea of doing them all back to back.
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The hardest, and arguably most dangerous part is first - the swim. After that, easy peasy as long as you don't fall off the bike. You can walk the run part if you need to.

Doing the sprint distance for your first is perfect. You'll learn how to swim in a pack of people, and figure out how the transitions work. After that you'll have a better idea what distances you're comfortable with.


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Wait, the thread title says Geneva, but that event is in Galena.

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This is usually the start of the midwest triathlon season for many folks.

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1) Good early season event
2) Great scenery / location - Galena is gorgeous
3) One distance event (I think there is a duathlon too?)

Cons:
1) Waiting to get in the water will be cold
2) The water will be colder
3) Coming out of the water will be even colder than the water itself
4) Hillier than anything you'll find around here...esp the run. This could be a "pro" i guess too.
5) Not an out and back course (separate T1 and T2)
6) Logistics getting to start is a real pain (envision massive lines waiting for yellow school buses to pick you up).

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I'll do it if someone does it with me. I don't want to do my first tri by myself.

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Harden the fuck up! I think you should start with an Xterra tri and line up in front for the swim. After that everything else is easy.

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I'll do it if someone does it with me. I don't want to do my first tri by myself.
I am thinking of doing this one. Not sure what the Xterra thing Ken mentioned is....post a link Ken.


For those that posted the swim being the hardest, that is the easiest for me. I grew up swimming on teams starting at 8 years old and stopped when I was in my 20s. When I was a beach lifeguard I did open water races of 1 miles and 1000meters every summer. For me the run is the hardest because I suck at it and hate it.

Honestly the most I've run prior to the last two days (tried hitting 2-3 miles) is 1.5 miles. That is the distance CPD requires me to run to get $$ every year
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I am thinking of doing this one. Not sure what the Xterra thing Ken mentioned is....post a link Ken.

I was just kidding. That was my first open water swim and first tri all in one. For a new swimmer that was terrifying for me. 200 people standing on the beach, and they yell go! I felt like I was put in a blender. I got kicked, punched, grabbed, and managed to get into a scuffle, all in a short few minutes in the water. You would have no problem with the swim, but the biking is with mountain bikes, and it was a 4 mile trail run.

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All I'm going to say is XTERRA Ft. Custer!
Are you gonna get outsprinted at the line again?

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I hate swimming, I hate running, I barely like cycling. I just like being fucking ripped. Why do I even wanna do this?

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Are you gonna get outsprinted at the line again?
you're the only one that has me in grudge matches with anyone else.

And being outsprinted only tells half the story on that run. You know the rest, but I'll reminde you.

I didn't do so well with it being the first race of the year and body just wasn't up for it yet. My legs were cramping fierce. I stopped 2x to stretch and still had the best run time of all of us there

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I hate swimming, I hate running, I barely like cycling. I just like being fucking ripped. Why do I even wanna do this?
Found this...

https://www.ramracing.org/

South Shore Tri has a Super Sprint...
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https://www.ramracing.org/

South Shore Tri has a Super Sprint...
Stop being such a pussy and do a regular sprint triathlon. If you want it any easier just stay on the couch and eat BonBons! Harden the fuck up! You will never be allowed to wear spandex with this attitude!

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Stop being such a pussy and do a regular sprint triathlon. If you want it any easier just stay on the couch and eat BonBons! Harden the fuck up! You will never be allowed to wear spandex with this attitude!
+1!!!!! My wife did a 4 sprints this season and maybe trained for 2 weeks in front of each. You can do this for sure!

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You do know the bicycle has wheels right? It rolls! It's like a shopping cart, except you're in it! No biggie! You walk 5 times this distance every single day! You got this! Don't you have some sort of physically challenged swim record at some obscure YMCA or something? You got this! Do it!

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You do know the bicycle has wheels right? It rolls! It's like a shopping cart, except you're in it! No biggie! You walk 5 times this distance every single day! You got this! Don't you have some sort of physically challenged swim record at some obscure YMCA or something? You got this! Do it!
I am doing a Sprint triathlon for sure!!! Sticky this


As for the record you buster...it was only a semi-mentally challenged swimmers :P Not even 40 seconds for 2 laps would cut it vs these freaks.
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There are a lot of super sprints (SS) around. South Shore is a good one. They recently changed the entire course this last year. It got a lot of good reviews. My first ever tri was a SS and I continue to do this same one every year for nostalgia

If you just want to experience a tri then a SS is great however if you want to throw out a workable goal then Olympic or higher is better. SS's are not about if you can do it but how fast you can do it. SS/Sprints/Olympics are entirely different philosophies than 70.3's/140.6's.

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Just wondering...

At any point for triathlon training do you actually do all 3 activities back to back to back like the actual event?
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Tony, you need to do do a long run with me one of these days. We can do the trail on milwaukee and devon.

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At any point for triathlon training do you actually do all 3 activities back to back to back like the actual event?
Sure if you want. IMO, the swim is different than the cycling and running, and the only issue I have is to save the legs from cycling for the running. Swimming just tires you out a bit, but doesn't work any particular muscle hard enough to save some for another discipline. The most important transition is the bike to run, and you can practice bricks like that for better performance come race day. I will do a 50-70 mile ride and then hit the run for a few miles to get acclimated to that painful feeling right off the bike.

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Tony, you need to do do a long run with me one of these days. We can do the trail on milwaukee and devon.
Sounds like a plan. That is probably not far from either of us. when you say long run I'm thinking 3 miles LOL I really suck at running probably worse than you do at swimming.

Ken WTF is a brick!? Damn 50-70mile bike then run a few miles???! FAK!
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Brick is back to back training, usually a bike then a run. Idea is to fatigue your legs to the point you can't run, and then run.

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