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Subject: New to triathlons, hello from IL!
Hi everyone! I'm Amy (or Bru) and I got into running in 2010. Just weeks after my pr, I got pregnant and had a rough time getting back into running. I've finally found that groove again and am going to start training for my first tri at the end of May. I'm shooting for the triathlon Aug 10th at Carlyle, IL.

I think I'm most nervous about swim and T1. Anyway, just popping in for a quick intro



2014-01-23 7:37 PM
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Hey Amy, I'm Erik. I am also new to the sport, although I've done them individually for years! I wish you luck in your races. I, too, am nervous about the swimming. But we shall overcome it! We just have to get our feet wet, literally!
2014-01-24 9:42 AM
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Subject: RE: New to triathlons, hello from IL!

Hi Amy/Bru.  Welcome to BT.

Glad to hear you're getting back into an active lifestyle.

As I mentioned to Erik, almost every new triathlete gets somewhat stressed at first by the swim, it's very normal.  Training and experience will help to build your confidence.

Good luck,

Mark

2014-01-26 7:50 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm hoping my YMCA membership pays off. So far so good!
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I'm new too. I did do a sprint tri last summer and for me the swim was easier than I would ever thought. The toughest part was the transition from the bike to run. I just felt like my legs were filled with lead.
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