3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Triathlon training??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 199.2/180.8/125

Height: 5'2"

Default Triathlon training??

Hey everybody-
Yeah, I'm crazy. I want to begin training for an ironman. I'll have to stay on track with weight loss and it's something I've wanted to do. I've signed up for a sprint triathlon in August, (this is going to be a baby-step process, if you haven't noticed my cw) a half ironman and then do a full ironman fall of 2016. I didn't know if anyone else has ever thought about doing an ironman and the steps you've taken to start training. Ive bought a few books, scoured the internet for tips-just wanted to know if there was anyone else out there as crazy as myself Thanks!!!
indymom76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
Starting the Journey
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 58

S/C/G: 243.2/226.8/143.2

Height: 5'2''

Default

I've wanted to do a triathlon for the past ten years, so, nope I don't think you're crazy. I'm taking swim lessons for the next two months, so there might be a possibility of a sprint tri by the end of the summer for me.

I've always been pretty active, so I don't think it'd too big a Jun"considering your current weight". I was incredibly active in the 170's - high 180's where I spent all of my life but the past eight months.

Any particularly fun resources you've found? And did you come across Snoop Blog? That's a great one for a peak into someone's everyday training experiences.
ayrenay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 05:51 PM   #3
Heading Downtown...
 
TripSwitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,307

S/C/G: 218.7/163.7/155

Height: 5'6"

Default

I did Ironman USA in Lake Placid.... Was an absolutely amazing experience... I had only been doing triathlons for 2 years prior... a couple of half ironmans, Olympic distances, etc... But I had been running marathons prior to that and I had a competitive background in all 3 sports... I trained for a year to prepare while I was a full time student and usually spent between 12 to 20 hours a week training... And even with all that it still took me over 15 HOURS to finish!

All my running friends thought I was crazy... But I was determined and somehow I did it....

My suggestion would be to run a marathon and do some half ironman's as well as you build up to it.... Good Luck!
__________________
TripSwitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2