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One last triathlon on Saturday, then I'll have to wait until Spring. I have begun a new adventure to keep me busy. I will be running the Death Valley 1/2 Marathon on 12/6/08. This is my Band-date Day!!! I have been increasing my distances for the past month. The run remains my weakness. There is only one way to make it my strength, JFDI!!! I ran 10.7 miles on Saturday, another 3.1 on Sunday, and 4.4 last night. Tonight is for politics, not running. The snow is on it's way to Utah.

Saturday's Tri is a reverse Tri with the Run first. I think getting the run done first will really help my overall time.

I bought a season pass to my favorite ski resort. My legs are in shape and it will be a great winter full of skiing. I'm lucky enough to work four 10s and have every Friday off. SKI DAYS!!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well.

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Running is my worst thing too. In fact, part of why I'm training for a triathlon is that the swimming and biking are the reward that allows me to actually work on the running part.

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Running is my worst thing too. In fact, part of why I'm training for a triathlon is that the swimming and biking are the reward that allows me to actually work on the running part.

Swimming is my reward for the other stuff.

I like that reverse Tri. I with there was one around me.

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Had my best time yet in today's tri. The bike course was tough! The hill we had to go up was brutal!!! It was a 2 loop course. I almost didn't make it up the hill on the 2nd loop. The run was first and that helped me! I wasn't fatigued until after the bike. The swim was crazy!! There was a lot of commotion in the Water and it was a jungle swim. I finished in 1:21:13. My goal of 7 5Ks and 7 Triathlons this year has been met!!! What a summer!!!

Now I will focus solely on the 1/2 marathon. Tomorrow will be my long run (8 to 10 miles).

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Congratulations Chris! You are an inspiration to us all!!!:rolleyes2:

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Amanda,

I noticed that we both have 50 to go. Wow!!! Unfortunately, these are the toughest 50. Slowly but surely. Do you have a plan in mind for the last 50 or are you just biding your time?

I don't have specific plans to lose the rest. I just want to keep my fitness level up and increase my aerobic ability. The cold weather makes it a bit tougher.

Jon, where did you go? What's up???

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Im still here. Working out. Im am so stuck at 250 right now. I am stepping it up a bit. The exersise is good is just the food i have to watch.

I am in Half Mary training. Going to do some Olly Tri's next year.

Thinking of doing the Turkey Trot on Thursday. We got snow today.

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Im still here. Working out. Im am so stuck at 250 right now. I am stepping it up a bit. The exersise is good is just the food i have to watch.

whosya, once again, you and I are right on the same path. I'm stuck right around the 245-250 range myself. Like you, my workouts are still happening, but the foods need to be watched a little closer. We'll get around it soon, I'm sure.

Good luck if you run on Thursday. I was going to run in one here, but I'm working a double shift for the holiday OT.

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I completed the Death Valley Half Marathon on Saturday! I reached all my goals that I had set for the race as well!!! I did it in 2:46:03, under my 3 hour goal. I ran it in training in 3:05:11. I cut nearly 20 minut off of my PR.

What an awesome Bandiversary gift to myself. I have had the most successful year of my life. Thanks for being part of it. I appreciate the encouragement and examples I received from all of you on this board. Keep up the great work!!!

I am now going to concentrate on the Olympic distance triathlons. Haven't done one yet, but come Spring I have my eye on a few.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!

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Yeah, I'm probably going to hurl, but I've got a 70.3 scheduled for May 17th. The Ford Ironman 70.3 in Orlando, FL. I can't believe 18 months after surgery I'm even thinking about a HIM, but without challenges, what is life but another boring day in the office? :shades_smile:

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That is awesome Kagoscuba!!! I wish you all the best! I'd say good luck, but we know it has nothing to do with luck. It's all good hard preparation. You can do it.

I plan to do an Olympic triathlon early next spring. I am also planning to run another 1/2 marathon in the spring. I would love to work up to a HIM later next season.

"Hi, my name is Chris. I'm a triathlon junkie, and I LOVE IT!!!"

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You all are very inspiring!! My plan for a few years has been to get to the point of being able to do a triathlon!

I swim daily right now, so just need to add the bike and the running. I said when I got below 200 I would start, and I'm almost there!!

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Hey, start now. There a a bunch of people who started doing this get into shape instead of waiting.

Like this guy:

Home of When Big Boys Tri

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I'm already doing the swimming, so I will start to train for the running and biking at the gym until I can get the confidence to do it outside (cars, people, etc.!)

I talked to a friend yesterday who runs triathlons and she said that she stays in a hotel and needs a day to recoup after the race... that scared me a bit. She said she can't drive herself home!! Is that true! (However, she also says she does them to place and wants to get 1st, 2nd or 3rd...)

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