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How many others have competed in triathlons, marathons, etc ?


There is something called a sprint triathlon that you may be interested in (to get started). 1/2 mile swim, 5K run, 16mi bike. It's a great way to break into the sport. Also, check the Amazon.coms of the world for training guides. The feeling from going from bike to run is indescribable. Good luck.
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I competed for three years in the Ohio PowerBar Series (94-96), St.Ann's and Wendy's....both duathlons and triathlons...

1/2k swim, 20k bike, 5k run
5k run, 20k bike, 5k run

I was competing at 230 lbs also......

as ekeen said....the transition from bike to run cannot be described.....only experienced....

another thing i will add....and i freaked me out the first time....is the swim....its not like training.....at the start of the swim...be prepared to be kicked in the face...swam over...elbowed...etc....that took me by surprise the first time...i about drowned....
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Sort of on topic: Anybody have any experience with hashing? There are a couple of clubs in ATL and I'm thinking about trying it out in between rugby seasons to help stay in shape. All I know at the moment is that it involves trail running and beer. Any additional info would be appreciated.
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If you're a rugby player, then hashing is perfect for you! The hashes get a bit raunchy, so if you don't mind that sense of humor, then try it! They sing crazy songs, drink like fish, and will give you a crazy hash name after you've run with the group a few times. I've heard that Atlanta has a great one. I used to hash in North Carolina and Arizona -- there are clubs all over the world. It's also a great way to meet people and a great way to get to know your city. If you want to learn more about it, check out www.half-mind.com. You can also PM me, and I can tell you a few stories. :biggrin:
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Louis: If there are any group training programs around your area, you may want to sign up for one...they'll prepare you better for things like the swim start (as described by diHard above, it's intense) and the bike/run transition. ekeen also pointed out the "sprint" triathlons...he mentioned 1/2 mile swim, 5K run, 16mi bike one, but they also vary in distance (I oversaw our squadron's triathlon in 1999 at Hickam AFB, and it was a 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run).

As for the one I ran last year and am preparing for this year, it's an 800m swim, 40km bike, and 10km run. I'm training with the group I trained with last year (Boca Hawaii) and it's a lot of fun and helps a lot. I pay $450 for a 10-week training program with three sessions a week...sessions last about 2-3 hours each. So, that's 60-90 hours of professional group training for $450, which is actually cheap (comes out to $5-$7.50 an hour). Check if they have a similar group in your area...
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Thanks for the response, Sushi. I caught a two or three minute segment on it on PBS the other night and recognized the rugby psychopathology immediately. I looked into hashing's history earlier today and it apparently started with a group of Brits in Malaysia in 1938 - they had to be rugby players.

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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