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Anybody have experience or words of wisdom about this concept.<br><br>
I registered for an 11 week tri a tri program that is supposed to be geared to beginners. I can run, (slowly), I used to bike a lot. I'm not a good swimmer.<br><br>
It starts at the end of March, my plan is to go to the gym and use the exercise bikes and run at least 5 times a week and go to the pool at least twice a week until it starts.<br><br>
Any of you amazing triathletes get your start in this kind of program?
 

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Do it! Do more of your weak sport ( swimming) and less of your good sport. If you can bike outside do it.<br><br>
Indoor biking/ spin classes are great for getting you in shape. But they do not teach you to go around corners. They let you coast if you want/ get tired. Real Life hills dont let you coast.<br><br>
Tri a tri should not be hilly but you still want to get used to riding in wind and dealing with other bikes on the road.<br><br>
When you toe the start line, expect to be scared. When you finish, expect to realize you had a lot of fun.
 

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absolutely. do it! these kinds of plans are designed for begginers and although I need more info to comment on this one, it sounds like it has some balance- which is why tri training is all about.<br><br>
enjoy it. the training can be "almost" as fun as the race - but let me tell you, the race is something you'll never forget. It'll be a blast!
 

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Did you say run 5 days a week? I don't know about others, but to me that seems like a lot depending on length/time.<br><br>
Other than that...GO FOR IT! Tris are SO FUN<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Welcome to the club!
 

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Spartygirl. It won't be for very long 5 times a week. Just to get me back into the swing of doing something. Some days I'll bike some I'll run, a couple I might do both.<br><br>
No outdoor biking for me yet. A lot of snow, ice and wind up here with cold temps.<br><br>
Thanks for the encouragement guys, I'm looking forward to this.
 

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Is that what your program is telling you to do, run 5x/week? I think it would be wiser, since you are weakest at swimming, to get to the pool 4/5 times a week, even if it is only a short workout, like 20-25 min. Frequency does more to help swimming than just length of workouts. And it is less difficult to recover after a swim than a run. I would cut the run to 3x/week, with one session much longer than the others. Do you have any brick work in that plan? You might want to try running right after getting off the bike just to experience that noodle feeling so you won't be surprised by it at your race.<br><br>
You've been given some good advice by the others too ...we're all behind you ... YAY! Go do it! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
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No the program isn't recommending 5x a week. I just want to make a habit of doing something after work.<br><br>
Thanks for the idea of upping the swimming, I never thought about the easier recovery. I think I'll do that.<br><br>
Today I did a litttle bit of running after some biking and yes there was a bit of different feeling in my legs. This is going to be fun!
 
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