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Triathletes Unite

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For anybody that has raced, wants to race or doesn't want to race but is still intrigued by it.

Here's a group for those with questions, answers or just random quips about racing on their bikes.

Feel free to ask questions, post upcoming race info, or tell us how awesome you did in your last race!

Discussion Forum

First triathlon this year... Do you recommend a wetsuit? 2 Replies

Started by Jasonk. Last reply by Lawrence Wong K Mar 15, 2010.

Team or no team? 3 Replies

Started by J. Last reply by Benny D Oct 28, 2008.

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Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on November 20, 2010 at 11:59am
How do you guys train in the winter? and when do you sign up and which ones do you like? which is good for a beginner (who can swim, but not well)?
Comment by Tom H on November 19, 2010 at 4:28pm
Good Grief not sure how I missed this, sorry to hear that, but the heat was horrible ! Next year WE both can be sub 3 !
Comment by Jasonk on September 15, 2010 at 1:44pm
Hey Tom - Excellent time, congrats! And sorry about the black eye... I was not liking at all the people that were doing breast stroke. None of them got me though. lol
As for my race, I unfortunately did not finish. Le sigh.
I passed out, oh... About 150 yards from the finish line, so I'm told. Amazingly, a team mate saw me all woozy on my feet, and caught me and laid me down on the ground...! Basically the diagnosis was dehydration/heat exhaustion. Thankfully everything is fine with me - I got 3 bags of saline, an ekg, couple blood tests. Went down around noonish and was out of the hospital about 4. Oy vey!! The things we do for fun... hahaha
Other than that though, I'm 99% sure I would have had my sub 3 hour race. My swim time was about 33:30 and my bike time was about 1:10:30, both of which I was very happy about. I went off at 9:04 and remember going through the run out at 10:50.
Anyways... I will be back to the sport and definitely do it again. I was cursing it all in the ambulance and saying I'd never do it again, but an hour later I was like - I'll do it again. Hell, maybe a Half Ironman next year (that's what it's looking like, I think...).
Comment by Tom H on September 15, 2010 at 12:33pm
so how did everybody do? I completed it in 3:13 not my best time but considering the heat this year not my worse either. I witnessed a horrific bike accident and lost my timing chip, all slowed me down and was emotional ji jitsu that I was not prepared for... then can the 90 degree run !
Comment by Tom H on September 3, 2010 at 11:50am
So how did everyone do on that extremely hot, and challenging triathlon, 3:13 time here, not my best, not my worst, I was just glad to complete it. I did sustain a black eye from the swim, it happens...
hope all is well. I am off to New England for week see everyone in 8 days.
Comment by Tom H on August 26, 2010 at 2:10pm
Jason your wave is sooner than some I did mine last year around 10amish this year 8:16, yea ! Light swim tonight, 2 1/2 mile run, then done, carb up, hydrate and try to relax...
Comment by Jasonk on August 26, 2010 at 1:34pm
Julie!! Hello there!

I JUST got an email from T2/AFC (AIDS Foundation of Chicago) saying that they actually might need some volunteers for Sunday. Here's the link if you're interested, and most importantly... Thank you!!

https://afc.aidschicago.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=948&t...

Jason
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on August 26, 2010 at 1:17pm
Thanks all! It may be too last minute for this weekend's events, but I'll contact CTC and a Kid's Tri.
Comment by Jasonk on August 26, 2010 at 1:05pm
Hey Tom - I'll certainly need the legs Sunday... Rode my bike in to work yesterday, then just did a half mile swim last night and then messed around in the lake, which was fun. Took the el home with bike... Last thing will be a very short ride and run tomorrow!
Good luck to you Sunday with the new tri bike! I'll just be on my road, so... If you see a red LeMond, wave! (I'll be hanging out at the TriMonster tent waiting for my very late wave of 9:04...)

Good luck to everyone participating!
Comment by Tom H on August 25, 2010 at 2:52pm
Well start to rest the legs there Jason, you'll need them Sunday ! Great on the wetsuit and getting into open water, there is no substitute, best of luck, I am eager to try my new tri bike, my plan, get through/survive swim....get on bike and rocket on LSD as fast as crowd allows and then run like Forrest.
 

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