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2012-09-10 2:03 PM


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Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself and let you know what I'm doing here! I've done 4 triathlons over the past 3 years including one Olympic distance whilst I was still living in the UK.

In March this year we moved to Wisconsin, USA and during the whole move process I managed to gain a fair few pounds. I also seem to have moved to Triathlon city and the Wisconsin Ironman practically goes past our doorstep, so in a rash moment I have set myself the goal of doing said Ironman in 2014.

I'm pretty injury prone so I've no idea if I'll make it to the start line , let alone finish line, but it'll be *fun* trying.

I'm hoping to get some advice in what intermediate goals to aim for, nutrition advice and how to train through the evil winters here.

RB x


2012-09-10 4:57 PM
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be sure to register 1 year from today, as 2013 is nearly sold out and went on sale just 4 hours ago.
2012-09-10 5:38 PM
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Wow seriously! Will do. Thanks
2012-09-10 6:56 PM
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Running bear - 2012-09-10 5:38 PM Wow seriously! Will do. Thanks

 

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2012-09-10 7:58 PM
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Having lived in your part of the country, Upper Penninsula of Michigan and South Dakota I would highly suggest gaining access to a gym with a Pool, Weights, Bike and Treadmill.  You will have some time from Spring to race day to train, but your winter training will get you started and ready for your Race Plan Training.  Given what you say about being injury prone strenght training is strongly recommended as well as finding a good massage therapist.  I know of waht I speak.  I made this mistake and I am finding as I begin my strength training program now my right side (where I have the majority of my injuries) is much weaker than my left (hips, abductor, adductor, calfs).

What plan are you considering using?

Good luck with your journey.

 

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2012-09-10 8:50 PM
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Triguybri

Thanks for your words of wisdom. I have a gym membership to a pretty comprehensive gym, so that angle is covered- just finding the motivation to train inside will be the hurdle!

I also have a physio appointment lined up on Wednesday am to iron out some of my existing niggles. What strength exercises do you recommend? As for a training plan- I currently don't have a clue! I need to do some research and identify some intermediate goals.

Thanks!


2012-09-11 6:04 AM
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like myself, you may want to look into purchasing a membership here, so that you can get a starting plan.
2012-09-11 8:27 AM
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GREAT goal, enjoy the journey!
2012-09-17 4:18 PM
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IM 2014??  Awesome.  Even better living in Madison. You should sign up to volunteer for 2013.  Volunteers get to register before everyone else (except for the current participants).  You want to talk about getting hooked.  Working the finish line of a major triathlon will definetly make you a life long tri guy!!

 

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