100 lb. Club - Triathlon

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10-21-2010, 12:59 PM
I also posted in the 30 somethings, but wanted to share it here too, I hope you dont mind!:) For those in both forums, Im sorry for the redundancy...

Hey !

I had commented in the 100s group and in the Biggest looser thread that I had completed my first triathlon this past weekend. And since I love seeing everyones picture and progress, I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to share a couple pictures from the race...

A couple people asked me about how I trained for it. There are a lot of very helpful websites, if someone is interested, Id be happy to talk about it, just PM me ! But basically I designed my training around my work schedule, and I would do at least 1 hour a day, usually divided in 2 activities (swim, spinning or running), then on saturdays I would take long bike rides (about 2- 3 hours) and rest on sundays.

It was a really amazing experience, and Id definitely recommend it, if I can do it, almost anyone can do it!!! Now Im beginning to train for a half-marathon that will take place in the end of March, Im looking forward to it, and hopefully Ill have reached my goal weight by then !!

Goddess Jessica
10-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Congrats! Isn't it the most awesome feeling when you finish it and say, "OMG, I am a triathlete!"

Highly recommend the book, Slow Fat Triathlete for people looking to train for one.

10-22-2010, 08:32 AM
Congratulations, triathlete! :carrot:

And I second Jessica's recommendation. That book was the best, most helpful book on the subject - I even recommend it to my non-fat, non-slow friends who are considering triathlons, because it has such a good mix of practical and inspirational information for regular people (i.e. non-elite athletes)

10-22-2010, 09:58 AM
I want to add my congrats! Thank you for sharing these pictures, you are inspiring!

10-22-2010, 03:52 PM
Friggin awesome! Congrats :D

10-23-2010, 01:06 AM
Congrats! The pics are great! How inspiring that you completed a triathalon.

10-23-2010, 01:12 AM
How wonderful! You should be so proud of this terrific accomplishment! Congratulations!!