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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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anybody here do Triathlons in the off season? what type of bike are you riding?

I picked it up this past summer...

did 1 olympic distance...
Ironman 70.30 Muskoka!

i've signed up for Ironman Lake Placid in July 2010!
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I'm not big into Triathlons but i've done several of them, im more of a marathon runner. Done two olympic distance ones and three sprint distance ones.

I'm riding a Kona Paddy Wagon.
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sweet deals... ya i've done a few marathons... 4 of them...

Ottawa
Toronto Waterfront x2
Philadelphia

Philadelphia was my favourite... the Cdn races stink!

Kona Padding Wagon?

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Yeah I am only at pre-marathon training stage. I have wanted to run one for while but kinda hit a wall with bad knee. Doctor said i have to make my hips stronger to avoid knee issues. I would love to do a triathalon sooner or later but right now I am just doing little bit of running.
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build up slowly...

get some proper shoes...

you'll be doing a half-marathon (if you haven't already), then a marathon!

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I would really love to but I don't think my body would take it. To many rough days on the knees for me to be running those kind of distances.

Don't go where the road leads, rather go where this is no road and make a trail.
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In the times that you have ran a marathon did you ever feel like you would hit a wall at the 20 mile mark and just struggle going through remaning miles? In 3 months prior to running the marathon or half marathon how often were you running distances over 20+ miles?
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i think we go above 20 miles 3 or 4 times? i followed the schedule, slowly building up then dropping back in distance a bit. then moving back up the next few weeks...but the higher distance you do, and the more times you do it, the more prepared you will be when you eventually hit 'the wall'

let me tell you... in all 4 marathons i've run, it hurts EVERY time at 20+miles. Mostly at 23+miles. Basically, you just have to suck it up and finish it. The goal should always be to finish the race no matter how much it freaking hurts!

Marathons are more of a mental battle than a physical one. When you eventually hit 'the wall', it's pure mental determination than carries you to the finish line!

it's an incredible feeling to cross the finish line. you've trained 3-4 months and it's all over in 3-4hrs... so give her your all! good luck when you decide to complete one!

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