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Jun 14, 2011

Regular 4

Today I did my regular 4 mile route.  I love when I don't have to think this early in the morning.  It's so nice to have my entire run when I can actually see.  It was not long ago when my entire run was in the dark.  I don't even have to run with a headlamp anymore which is nice.  Not that I mind running in the dark, I actually do like running that way.

It was a nice morning today.  I saw a couple walkers out and I also saw another runner out as well.  It's very rare for me to see anyone.  I'm sure that are many people that run in the area but I don't see them.  I should go over to Stoney Creek one morning during the week and see how many people are out there during the week compared to the weekend.

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I have another contest coming shortly!  As soon as I receive the prizes, I'll get you up to date on it.  While the prizes are not really big, if you are a runner, you will REALLY like what it is.  A really nice quality product.  More to come.

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I'm taking the next step to considering a Du or Tri and taking in my old road bike to the bike store for a tune up and some new tires.  I also need to get a helmet and some tri shorts and maybe a pair of clip on aerobars as well.  While I would love to get this:

I'm not sure I can justify the $2,000 cost just yet so I will get into the sport with my existing bike and can always move up into something else once I'm sure I want to do them.  One thing I am weighing is the cost of Tri's vs Run.  I can basically race all year for running for what the cost of two Half Ironman races run.  Jeez they are expensive!

Anyway, I'm not sure I will sign up for a race this year since my running calendar is so full but I am going to use my cross train day to ride the bike.  I still have to get this whole swimming thing down too which I will try at the lake.  The local bike shop that is also into Triathlons also has some program where you can swim at our local University for only $5 per time.  That's a great deal.  As soon as I get the courage to sign up for a Tri, I'll join this as well.


Question of the day?  Have you raced a Du or Tri?  What distance did you start at?




Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!

13 comments:

  1. I've never run a du or a tri. I was planning on it this summer but this marathon thing came up and I couldn't pass the opportunity up. Plus, I'd have to buy a bike and all the other stuff needed for a du/tri and without a job it isn't happening right now. GL finding the right race to start with.

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  2. I've only ever done running races, so I have no advice :)

    It's SO nice to be able to run in the morning and have it be light out!

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  3. My first tri was a sprint distance. I am now up to 1/2 IMs. You are right about tris being expensive. That is one reason why I don't race alot.

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  4. I would love to try a du or tri!!! I will probably look into it after I run my marathon in the fall. I can't wait for your next giveaway!!

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  5. Stay tuned for my first Tri report on the 26th or 27th. I have a 750$ Scott road bike that seems to keep up with those zippy Cervelos...have fun on those roads!

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  6. the whole reason I started training was because I wanted to do a tri! :) So my first race was a sprint tri. Now I'm looking for a new goal....maybe an oly tri next year. We'll see.

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  7. Hey! Haven't done a du or tri yet but have been looking for one to sign up for. I have an entry level road bike and I'm hoping I can get away with it. You should def do one!

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  8. What is the bike shop with the program? My husband and I have both been wanting to do a tri since we have friends that are HUGE into them. (Problem is, I can't swim very well). It would be awesome if you did one!

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  9. Tri's can be expensive, but look for local smaller ones and you can get them as cheap as running races! I started with a sprint and worked my way up. And don't get a tri bike just yet. Do one and see what you think! Most likely you'll be hooked and then the purchase is justified! :)

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  10. I couldn't swim, but hay it was IRONMAN or nothing... But that said I did do a couple of sprint tri's, and like Colleen has said they were local and cheep.

    good luck

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  11. Christi - $600 bucks for an IM full plus travel costs. Crazy expensive. I'd pay it to do it once but can't see doing it yearly.

    Amy - Fraser Bicycle. They were very helpful. I dropped the bike off this morning for a tune up and new tires. Can't wait to ride it again.

    Colleen - the lowest price I have seen for a local sprint tri is $45-55 so not too bad.

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  12. We're in winter now so all my morning runs are in the dark. I don't see many others outside now.

    In reply to your comment on my blog: I usually retire shoes at about 800 miles. The problem is a normal pair of shoes here in SA cost about R1000 (SA Rand). My Nike Pegasus is R1100.:(

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  13. I'm thinking about getting a bike for some x-training.

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