I Have Completed a Triathlon

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    My Triathlon Story

    I have never been an athletic person, and while I was in grad school, I was pretty much sedentary. When I finally got out, I started going to the gym a few times a week, but that is about it. Tried to run a 5k in May but had to walk a good portion of it. Then when I was...
    RebelDiamond RebelDiamond
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2010

    I Did The Sprint Triathlon

    A few years ago, I was a bit out of shape and decided to set a goal of completing a sprint triathlon. It required a lot of training -- swimming especially -- as I had never taken swimming lessons. I could swim, but my stroke needed a lot of improvement. I had done quite a bit...
    RandyJollymore RandyJollymore
    41-45, M
    Aug 11, 2011

    My 5th Ironman So, I completed my fifth Ironman

    this past July (July 27, 2014), Ironman Lake Placid to be exact. My worst ever finish, but most rewarding and hardest earned finisher medal ever. Long story short, I crashed my bike at mile 90, causing me to lose my breath and could only take shallow breaths for the remaining...
    2censored 2censored
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    Well, Not Yet...

    Sunday, August 7th! It is just a sprint, but Im doing it with a separated shoulder injured only two weeks ago!
    OneToughMudder OneToughMudder
    22-25, M
    Jul 28, 2011

    Crazy to Tri

    My first triathlon was summer 08.  Everyone told me I was crazy.  I actually got tired of hearing it after awhile!  One morning, while out cycling up a long hill, I stopped for a breather.  A teenage boy asked if I biked up the whole hill.  Yup, I nodded...
    Babeifer Babeifer
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2009

    About to do my ninth triathlon,

    last one of the year, here we go!!!
    agunn87 agunn87
    26-30, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    I'm training for my second one.

    Completely addicted.
    SG2015 SG2015
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015

    08 Tinamn Triathlon

    i completed my first triathlon june 22, 2008. it was almost a disaster and it took longer than expected, but i did it! it was a 5k, 10 mile ride & a 150 yd swim. the swim i coulda done in my sleep, but i'm not a strong rider, so that was difficult for me. i'm training for my...
    girlgerms girlgerms
    Jul 4, 2008
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