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2013-01-14 6:49 PM
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Try not to swallow so much salt water in a HIM swim, I payed for it on the run


2013-01-14 9:26 PM
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That no matter how many people tell you not to overcook the first twenty miles of your first marathon. . . you will still do it, feel great, and keep pushing.   Then you'll hit mile 21, way ahead of schedule, and the wheels fall off.  You end up run/walking your way to a respectable time but you left at least 10 minutes on the course since you didn't listen.
2013-01-14 9:46 PM
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The real gift that extraordinary people have is that they don’t accept pretend limits or invent excuses so they feel better about not trying. 
2013-01-14 9:48 PM
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Smashing the bike in a HIM meant a not so fun run. 

Dehydration can happen during a 5 mile run when it's 105 outside with 92% humidity.  Welcome to Iowa in July.

2013-01-15 12:58 AM
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It is not necessary to ride 40 mph down hills during training. I hit a deer, wrecked my bike and missed a tri due to broken collarbone.

Risk is not worth the reward.
2013-01-15 10:05 AM
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When the volunteers are telling you to SLOW DOWN for a sharp corner, its best to listen and follow directions.

I also found out my LBS does amazing things in 5 days to fix what I thought was a completely trashed bike.


2013-01-15 10:19 AM
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When a Volunteer says "you're almost done" they are lieing. Don't believe them.
2013-01-15 10:21 AM
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Quick release skewers can release quickly. Make sure they are closed properly.
2013-01-15 10:25 AM
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smithe68 - 2013-01-12 10:30 PM Don't get right in the middle of the IMCDA swim start.

^ +1!

2013-01-15 12:02 PM
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Don't try to PR in Vegas.
2013-01-15 12:02 PM
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Nothing good can come from stretching an injured hamstring during a race.


2013-01-15 12:08 PM
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Intensity is great in theory.

Consistency if what works in my real-life. 

2013-01-15 12:41 PM
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I think I finally started to understand what real TRAINING is. My "effort" until this year was pretty lackluster (for a number of reasons). I'm determined to really train this year, and avoid injuries this year by STOPPING when something starts to hurt and become very good friends with my Bosu Ball this year.
2013-01-15 12:48 PM
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TSimone - 2013-01-15 12:02 PM

Nothing good can come from stretching an injured hamstring during a race.


^^^^^this...learned the hard way trying to stretch a cramping quad and caused my hamstring to cramp - .5 miles from the finish of a HIM. Lesson learned!

Also... bricks are important so do them regularly in training even if you are short on time- again...lesson learned!

2013-01-15 1:04 PM
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If you are going to be running in wet conditions, A&D diaper ointment all over your feet with do wonders to minimize blisters.  (Tested in the California International Marathon during a flood)

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2013-01-15 1:17 PM
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getting burnt out sucks.. trying to get your mojo back is even tougher. Ive been just maintaining my conditioning.. We shall see what happens in '13. I feeling good and im very optimistic.

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