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2012-09-10 4:54 PM

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Subject: Ironman by 2015 (age 50)

Hello, 

I just joined BT and starting my journey to the Ironman by age 50, I am 47 now.  I have no problem biking (ride 3 days a week 100 to 120 miles), but need to start running and swimming, had some injuries in those areas.  I am eager to start any advise is welcome. I live in Buffalo, NY.  I would like to do a sprint in the spring. 

Joe Cool



2012-09-10 4:55 PM
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this an awesome goal! be sure to report back your results
2012-09-12 7:14 PM
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I going to start swimming next week as well as walking and eventually running.   I think I need to get some one to help guide me on this journey.  Any suggestions???  I would like to do a sprint in the spring. I am in Buffalo, NY. 
2012-09-12 8:15 PM
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there are couch to 5k training plans on this site and your best option for swimming would be to join a masters group.  Don't let the "masters" part of that intimidate you, it's a name not an indication of the participants abilities.

 

Welcome to BT!

2012-09-13 12:11 AM
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cephuslie - 2012-09-10 2:54 PM

Hello, 

I just joined BT and starting my journey to the Ironman by age 50, I am 47 now.  I have no problem biking (ride 3 days a week 100 to 120 miles), but need to start running and swimming, had some injuries in those areas.  I am eager to start any advise is welcome. I live in Buffalo, NY.  I would like to do a sprint in the spring. 

Joe Cool

Joe, What a great goal! This site is full of incredible assistance and the training plans seem pretty good! I am excited for you pursuing being an Ironman in 2015.
2012-09-16 6:37 AM
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What a great goal. The year I turned 50 I did my first Ironman distance race


2012-09-16 7:49 AM
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Hello, I would like to introduce myslef also. I am 47 also and just watched Ironman Wisconsin. Always wanted to be an Ironman and would like to do one at age 50. I am starting from scratch (couch). I am joining the local YMCA in Oct. to start swimming classes. Would love to talk and learn from you experts on this journey.

Krista

P.S. Anyone know when the 2013 Mentor program is going to open?

2012-10-09 2:04 PM
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Thats is great.  I am proceeding slow.  But I have the bike part down.  I rode my bike approx 1800 miles this year.  I just got my foot looked at because of an old injury and received two shots of cortisone in my left foot.  The three little toes.  I am signing up to swim at the local school.  I wish you luck on yur journey as well.   We will speak about our progress.

 

Joe

2012-10-21 8:43 PM
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Nice!  I am in a similar boat but about a year ahead of you.  I am a runner doing triathlons.  Signed up for my first IM next year.  My one offering is to start running slowly and since you are new to running, I would look at starting out with minimalist footwear (with doctor approval).  It helps me a lot to avoid running injuries.
2012-10-22 8:28 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman by 2015 (age 50)

Thanks for the advise.  I have been swimming and walking.   I am doing the couch potato to 5K.   I am taking my time with the run.   The swimming is good, it is harder than I thought.  I am swimming 400 yards.  I stop at every 50 yards for short period of time.   I am progressing and looking forward to the spring to do my first sprint Tri. 

Congrats on on signing up for your IM.   That is the first thing commit to a race. 



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2012-10-30 2:00 PM
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On Sunday, I swam a lot more than I ever have, it was my 5th time swimming.  I did the 100 meters warm up and then swam for 30 minutes.  I completed 24 laps in that time, with breaks.  Then we did some drills, touching your hand before doing that stroke.  That was hard for me as I need my arms for balance.  I struggled doing the 50 meters.  Then it happened, I got a cramp in the lower calf and the front part shin of my right leg.   I was able to the wall and rest, but the cramp did not go away.  I ended up getting out of the water stretching and walking around.

I am still dealing with the pain from that swim, I never had a cramp like that before.  I was told I must be pointing my toes with a stiff legs while swimming.    I am going to swim tonight and do the 10, 25 meter drill as well as 2, 50 meter drills, which Boyle advised me to do.   Swimming is my weak point, it all new. 

How have you been doing?



2012-10-30 2:24 PM
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I have a friend who is moving to Buffalo in November. He's a runner that I am trying to make a triathlete. I should set you two up as training partners. You can show him how to bike, he can pace you running. You're both on your own to swim. Cool

2012-11-02 1:30 PM
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That sound great. 

I am always open to help as well as some to share in training.  My number is 716-222-4000.

He can also call if he would like any information about the area. 

Thanks

 



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