BTW they have really short Tris too for people who want to just try one out... Usually called a super-sprint They usually are something like: .25 mile swim - 6.2 mile bike and 1.55 mile run. Of course doing your own on your own is also cool, but just wanted to throw that out there for people thinking of "maybe" doing one at some point.
Half Iron Triathlete as of 7/2010
Training for Ironman Wisconsin!
In our town they have an event that has what they call Try-a-Tri... I think it's 300m swim, 10k bike ride, 5k run... I've never done it because the swim is in the river and I don't like weeds, fish, slimy stuff yuk...
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I'd LOVE to swim in a river some time! Yeah, I don't like the ick factor either, but the "awesomeness" of it would far outweigh the ick for me. What I'm afraid of is the crowd and there's not much I could do about that. And especially in the water.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)