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2013-09-26 1:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here.

Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end.


Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.


2013-09-26 2:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?

Originally posted by JZig Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here. Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end. Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.

I'm with you for me personally, so I pay more attention to where I fall in the field overall and in my AG, plus how I did relative to my own performance goals than whether I get a medal or not.  I usually have a pretty good idea of what I'm capable of on a given course on a given day, so that's the measure of my success, not what anyone else does or gets.

I just don't feel that giving out a bunch of other medals takes away from my performance, and if it makes it more fun for more people so they continue to participate, then I think it's a good thing for the sport.

2013-09-26 7:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Yes, but not for Lake Woebegone(ers). If we are into make all sort of special race categories, I would vote for the 'racers with kids under the age of 5' race category.
2013-09-26 9:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
The only time I feel "proud" of a medal/trophy I get is if I beat some fast guys. I know "fast" is a relative term but once you've done this for a couple years, you know deep inside what fast is, at least in your neck of the woods.

But since age does have something to do with performance, I think the 5 year age bracket is about right. Maybe for smaller races a 10 year age bracket is appropriate. I did a sprint tri earlier this month that had two age groups, 39 and under and 40+. I was fine with that, as was most people I talked to.
2013-09-26 9:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?

Originally posted by swiss tri Yes, but not for Lake Woebegone(ers). If we are into make all sort of special race categories, I would vote for the 'racers with kids under the age of 5' race category.

Piece of cake......try the "racers with 3 pre-driving teenagers" category......it's ugly.

2013-09-26 9:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by ChrisM

What's a "real" Clydesdale?




It's a horse.




2013-09-26 9:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.

2013-09-26 9:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by Clempson

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.




'merican beer.

2013-09-26 9:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by Clempson

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.

'merican beer.

Not anymore.............it's Belgian.

2013-09-26 9:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by Clempson

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.

'merican beer.

Not anymore.............it's Belgian.




Freaking commies.

2013-09-26 9:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by Left Brain
Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by Clempson

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.

'merican beer.

Not anymore.............it's Belgian.

explains the dark beer they released this year.



2013-09-27 5:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?

Originally posted by JZig Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here. Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end. Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.

I think the consensus is more like " Who cares how many medals they give out? Worry about your own performance, as the awards someone else receives should neither affect nor bother you in the least."

2013-09-27 8:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by the bear

Originally posted by JZig Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here. Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end. Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.

I think the consensus is more like " Who cares how many medals they give out? Worry about your own performance, as the awards someone else receives should neither affect nor bother you in the least."

I worry to the extent of how it affects post race food available.

2013-09-27 8:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by the bear

Originally posted by JZig Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here. Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end. Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.

I think the consensus is more like " Who cares how many medals they give out? Worry about your own performance, as the awards someone else receives should neither affect nor bother you in the least."

He11, half the fun for me is the post-race chatting and then cheering like an idiot (in my case, exactly like one) for the eleventy-three-bazillion award recipients.  It's just a fun end to an awesome sufferfest.  Keep 'em comin', I say.

If the races "meant" more (I dunno, like the Olympics or Pan-Am games), then OK, top three.  Otherwise, what they "mean" to me is a great day among like minded (at least in some ways) people. 

More cheering = more funner

As for how to measure oneself relative to other golfers athletes?  Height.

2013-09-27 10:07 AM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by the bear

Originally posted by JZig Sounds like the consensus is pretty clear here. Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end. Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.

I think the consensus is more like " Who cares how many medals they give out? Worry about your own performance, as the awards someone else receives should neither affect nor bother you in the least."

Yup!

2013-09-27 10:08 AM
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Subject: RE: Are there too many Age Groups in Triathlon?
Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by Left Brain
Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by Clempson

Originally posted by Goosedog
Originally posted by ChrisM What's a "real" Clydesdale?
It's a horse.

that hauls beer.

'merican beer.

Not anymore.............it's Belgian.

Freaking commies.

Actually they are socialists.  Wink



2013-09-27 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by JZigSounds like the consensus is pretty clear here.Who cares how slow we all are as long as we all get some medals at the end.Persnally I'd rather feel like I earn mine but to each his own.
Ah. Nice and dismissive. Well done
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