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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    32

    Can I share...Danskin Tri

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    None of my friends do triathlon, let alone workout, so I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to share my excitement. I did the Chicagoland Danskin this weekend and went from top 40% of all finishers to top 20%. Yes, the field was a bit larger this year, but I made some decent improvements on each leg of the race. I even improved on the swim, which is generally my strongest leg of the race.

    Thanks for letting me share! DH is so supportive, but my friends don't quite understand my obsession.

    Cheryl

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    499

    Talking congratulations!!!

    I know what you mean about non-athletes not quite "getting it".

    Have you made any training-partner friends yet? Sad but true, over the years all of my non-active friends have pretty much dropped out of the picture. They just don't understand why someone would want to a)avoid smokey bars and b) get to bed by 10 pm on a weekend so they can make the 8 am training ride the next day. Almost everyone I hang out with now runs and/or rides.

    Again, congrats on the race

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    32
    Thanks pedalfaster! A lot of the women in the tri group I train with work fulltime. I work part-time from home, so my schedule is a bit more flexible. I have made friends through my group that I ride with one early morning a week. I am hoping they will continue to ride until the season is over. I live in the Chicago area, so it gets quite windy and cold, but I am hoping to continue riding through mid-December weather permitting.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fort Bragg, NC Currently
    Posts
    15
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!
    "Aloha"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
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    3,099
    wooohooo - you Rock! I know what you mean about finding ppl to share your excitement with - and the group here RULES!!....I have 1 co-worker that I will share with sometimes but I have to preface it by saying "I know this means nothing to you but please be excited for me" and he laughs and always is! Well done on improving your stats! (note to Admin - we need an applauding smilie!)
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Glendale, Arizona
    Posts
    231
    Congratulations!! It takes alot of work to make that much progress.
    Jan

 

 

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