So who has gone back to tri after a break?

And why?

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WhizKid    pirate
03/03/2013 at 17:48
Try a season of duathlon? Might be fun especially the off road ones!
03/03/2013 at 18:11

The thing i like about tri, is that is gives you so many race options.  I`m entered for a spring Marathon, a HIM tri, an iron distance river swim and a std distance tri with a sea swim. What other sport gives you this variety.

WhizKid    pirate
03/03/2013 at 18:11
Just practice! Hang off the back of the bike don't do a preying mantis over the front of the bars... This is a recipe for disaster.... Lots of practise though as wet roots suck massive bum.
Cortina5    pirate
03/03/2013 at 19:19
jamie tardi wrote (see)
Try a season of duathlon? Might be fun especially the off road ones!

This. I havent swam for weeks, and I don't miss it. Really enjoying the Du season. You'd do really well KK with your running background, especially at sprint distance.

Back to the pool tomorrow though

03/03/2013 at 19:21
Whats wrong with horses DF3?
Crash Hamster    pirate
03/03/2013 at 20:46

I'm going back to it this year; 1/2IM and an IM after my last race in 2009. It all got a bit much in terms of training hours and I lost the urge to put in a shedload of training to take 30 min off my time.

I'm now quite enthused, having sharpened up my running no end and lost some weight

03/03/2013 at 20:58
Jindalee wrote (see)
Whats wrong with horses DF3?

They cost a lot to keep, feed, treat for their ailments, and if you live in a city are somewhat hard to accommodate.  They are even more expensive than bikes!


03/03/2013 at 21:09
That's true Wilkie. Have done horse riding for years and they are very expensive. But I must admit that they are more fun than a bike (for me at least)
03/03/2013 at 21:27

2002 - 1x novice, 1x sprint, 1x odd, 1x Olympic, 1x HIM, followed by a 9 month break.

2003/4 1x sprint, 1x Olympic, 1x IM, followed by a 7 year break.

2011/12 1x Olympic, 1x IM (Outlaw), followed by retiement.

04/03/2013 at 19:37

Cheer up David, I've ticked all my triathlon boxes and really do not enjoy cycling enough (at all) to carry on, so I'll happily stick to jogging.

Dustboy    pirate
04/03/2013 at 20:35

Nowt queer as folk. I don't mind the swim yet I am not a great fan of the bike. Am shit at all 3 disciplines but I stay around coz it's a good laugh and sometimes I can help others as shit as me do better and improve themselves which is quite gratifying.

Bizarrely, the bike last year was probably my strongest discipline. It still does very little for me though and it's bloody scary.

04/03/2013 at 21:07
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

Back to the pool tomorrow though

The lakes will be open soon  That's way more fun

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 21:07
05/03/2013 at 08:49

In 1990 I did the Tanners Hatch Triathon in Dorking.

In 2012 I did Reading Tri, USN evening sprint series x 3, Nuffield Health Human Race Olympic Tri.

22 year break, beat that.

2013 I'm doing Windsor Olympic, Marlow Half Iron & Ironman Wales.

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