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View Poll Results: What Is Your Longest Triathlon?

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  • None - triathletes are crazy!

    13 8.97%
  • None - but I'm going to do one this year.

    15 10.34%
  • Sprint

    41 28.28%
  • Olympic

    17 11.72%
  • ITU Long Distance ("double Olympic")

    0 0%
  • Half-Ironman

    24 16.55%
  • Ironman

    35 24.14%
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  1. #1
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    What Is Your Longest Triathlon?

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    Curious minds want to know, have you participated in a triathlon, and if so, what is the longest tri you've ever completed?
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  2. #2
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    The longest I've completed is a long IronGirl sprint (1000m swim/17.5mi bike/3.4mi run). I did a planned DNF in my first Oly because I couldn't run (swim, bike, quit).

    I voted sprint because that's all I've completed. Since running is still an issue, this season I'm planning on doing some Oly length Aquabike events and sprint tris
    Last edited by HillSlugger; 02-10-2010 at 06:48 PM.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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  3. #3
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    I participated as part of a relay team with MDHillSlug.
    So, none of the choices really apply. I guess "none" - but I don't plan to do one this year (other than again as part of a relay) and I don't particularly think they're crazy....just not for me.

  4. #4
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    I voted as sprint but I'm training for a Half Iron. Keep your fingers crossed....
    It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Elliot


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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7rider View Post
    I participated as part of a relay team with MDHillSlug.
    So, none of the choices really apply. I guess "none" - but I don't plan to do one this year (other than again as part of a relay) and I don't particularly think they're crazy....just not for me.
    Me, too. 3 team events. The first was back when tread-less bike tires had just been introduced and I had to race in the rain during tomato harvest season, so think of riding through patches of oily spaghetti sauce. The 3rd was in record high temperatures. I took this as a sign.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    The first was back when tread-less bike tires had just been introduced and I had to race in the rain during tomato harvest season, so think of riding through patches of oily spaghetti sauce. The 3rd was in record high temperatures. I took this as a sign.
    I love this. I have visions of SadieKate riding through the Italian tomato-throwing fete.

    Have done four sprints, heading for two more sprints and two Olympics this season.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

  7. #7
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    In deepest winter, a girl's thoughts turn to triathlon...TE lured me back in with an email about tri suits and a poll!

    I've done 4 Olympic and 5 sprint tris. I'm home recovering from another foot surgery, and dreaming about biking this summer. I'm a pretty bad swimmer, and not highly motivated to do the work to get better, so I don't know if I'll ever do another tri. But I love the feeling of a tri - the group of people, the mental challenges, the feeling as I cross the finish line, breakfast afterwards...
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  8. #8
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    I voted I'm doing one this year.

    Does this mean I have to now?

    If I do it, I know which one it'll be, but I'm not signed up yet.

    Gotta get this little marathon thing out of the way first. And figure out how to swim...
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  9. #9
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    I did my first tri's last summer - ended up doing 3 all sprints.
    Longest was 1/3 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run.
    This year I am training for an Olympic Distance.

  10. #10
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    I don't really think y'alls are crazy, at least not any crazier than people (such as me) who do 100-mile bike rides on hot summer days. But triathlons are not for me.

  11. #11
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    I've done 2 sprints, 4 olys, and an HIM.

    The HIM length is the longest that I want to do. I don't have the time to properly train for a full Iron.

  12. #12
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    I'm truly impressed with the number of ironman clicks!

    Though I have to say that's my dividing line for crazy. But then my motto is "rides should not interfere with the cocktail hour."
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  13. #13
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    I can't run and breathe at the same time...

    If they ever had a SLO triathalon, I'm there! Fast walk, medium speed ride, swim your best!
    Beth

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccasland View Post
    I can't run and breathe at the same time...

    If they ever had a SLO triathalon, I'm there! Fast walk, medium speed ride, swim your best!
    Lots of people do tri just as you describe!
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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  15. #15
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    I don't know how many sprints I've done, don't know how many Olys... I've stopped counting. I think I've done 12 HIMs and 3 IMs. I have an HIM and IM on the docket for this season. The longer the better for me. I might even try the 24 hours of Triathlon in Boulder sometime.
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