MadTrippin

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Recruiting More Triathletes

Posted by madtrippin on January 24, 2009

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, it’s pretty clear that since doing my first tri last summer… I’m hooked.  I’m planning to do 4-6 tris and a duathlon next summer, as well as a few 5 and 10Ks as well.

I’ll take credit for coming up with the idea of doing the tri with one of my friends and he talked his brother into doing it with us.  They’re hooked now too.  His family came and watched the race.  Since then, his sister, brother-in law, father and wife have all decided to give next year’s Chaska tri a try.

I’m sure they won’t all stick with it, but this is why Triathlon is one of the fastest growing growing sports out there.  Plus it really requires very little investment to get started and those who have the drive to do one are usually driven to more.

You also don’t have to worry about being the rookie.  About 40% or 50% of the people there are new to the sport.  There are also a lot of people there that aren’t really competing to win – they just love to race.  Plus… those who are looking to win are very supportive and definitely don’t look down on newbies.  In fact it’s the opposite.

If you’re thinking about doing a tri but aren’t quite sure… drop me a line.  I’ll talk you into it.

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No Hudson Triathlon for Me

Posted by madtrippin on August 25, 2008

I’ve decided not to do the Triathlon in Hudson, WI next weekend.  I’ve gone almost two weeks without training due to having my parents in town from Florida and the acquisition of a puppy.  I’m still not all that confident in the swim, so I’ll just wait till next season to resume racing.  Swimming a couple times a week over the winter should really help me improve.

I am, however, still going to get in a couple of 5 and/or 10ks in.  I’ll be signing up for this year’s Turkey Trot in Chaska for sure, as my wife and kids have expressed interest.

I need to get back into the habit of working out.  I’m actually a little disappointed in myself for letting the workouts slide so badly.  I don’t think I’ll be going back to the 5 day a week format I was doing before and a couple weeks after the Chaska tri, but I think 3 days a week is doable until next tri season nears.

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