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finished first tri !!!(3 posts)

finished first tri !!!CN2071
Jul 29, 2003 3:23 PM
Well I finished my first tri and although it was fun and I am looking forward to my next, it was not a stellar performance. I did the sprint tri in 1:31:53. I guess that's not too bad for a 33 yr female who's only been training for 6 weeks. I think I came out of the swim with too high of a heart rate, the bike was good, but the run was horrible. I had to run and walk the whole way, I just couldn't catch my breath. Legs were fine. I think I just need a more aerobic base in training and increase mileage in the pool and run, a few bricks wouldn't hurt my transition either.
Jul 31, 2003 1:15 PM
Way to go!

Bricks will always help, and another thing to keep in mind is upon exiting the pool to the bike transition it may be worth while (in a non-drafting race) to slow down.

When I was starting out that was my biggest mistake, I would tear out of the pool and go anarobic before I even hit the bike.

If you have a solid swim take a sec to get to the bike, dont rush/panic I find that the 15secs you lose in transition are easily made up later.

re: finished first tri !!!thatsbs
Sep 4, 2003 8:01 AM
Way to go!

I just finished my second (first in several years) sprint tri, and was also disappointed in my time. My time was second to last in my age group (Men 25-29) and was only competetive in the Women 50-54 class! :) Kind of humbling in this new fitness world...

However, I have had soooo many people do nothing but congratulate and encourage me and my interest that I can't help but do the same for you! Keep up the hard work and (so I'm told) you'll be competitive before you know it!