Beginner Triathlete - My First Triathlon articles

author : rcjones
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photoSix years ago I was 44 years old and weighed 260+ pounds. If anybody had suggested to me that at age 50 I would complete a sprint-length triathlon I would have rolled my eyes and grabbed a doughnut!
author : ledjenny
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photoAn ultrarunner tries her first triathlon and realizes there's a lot more to open water swimming than she'd thought!
author : sevierjosh
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photoThe night before the race when we dropped our bikes in transition we saw the swim course laid out in the water and those buoys looked SO FAR APART!
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photoThis was my 2nd time training but 1st time competing in the Naperville Sprint Triathlon!
author : Orforded
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photoAt 63 years old and 50 lbs overweight I decide to do a triathlon.
author : sahm3k
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photoAs I entered the transition area, I got body marked. It was, for me, pretty intense. It made it so real...I was doing this! A triathlon!
author : raceelpaso
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photo“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to swim, I would be dying after running a mile, I didn’t have any coordination or endurance; every time we trained, I was the last one.”
author : UpstateNYNick
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photoI had a moment of clarity. It was what I needed and wanted. It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live.
author : raceelpaso
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photo“None of us were swimmers, none of us were cyclists, none of us were runners, but we all decided that together, we would be.”
author : mrmarkcole
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photoOr why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
author : BrettTriMI
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photoFrom the bar to the bike and the beach. I decided that for my 34th birthday, I was going to buy myself a new bike...something to get my butt in shape.
author : HerveB
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photoI looked at the swim buoys and start thinking, "Man! How am I ever going to swim that? That looks like a very long distance from the bridge. I have never done it in one go." There's no turning back.
author : thehomegirl
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photoI think the biggest thing I've learned is to quit worrying about what everyone else thinks. If I let that get to me too much I would not be the fine triathlete I am today!
author : sc123
comments : 15
photoI had a bucket list of "must do's before I turn 60" but it was made up of things like "take a course in public speaking, weekend trip to NYC with my 3 grown sons, learn to kayak, etc." I needed more.
author : brianteats
comments : 6
photoAs with probably ninety percent of people on this website, my story starts with "I've always wanted to do a triathlon..."
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