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I participated in a sprint tri this past weekend. I had signed up on a whim a week beforehand with little expectations. I hadn't trained specifically for it and hadn't been in a pool for months so there wasn't much pressure to perform, but I actually had a really good time.
There were about 50 people in the sprint division and I came in fifth overall and first in my age-group. My time was 1:07:35. I came out of the water in 18th place, was in 6th at the end of the bike, then finished fifth.
I might actually train for the next one, this one was so much fun.
 

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I have considering trying a tri but ultimately all that running and swimming makes me think twice.
 

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That's a pretty impressive time--not bad for a whim!

I got myself in tri trouble earlier this summer when I made a deal with a friend that I'd do a tri next year if she races Battenkill. So now I'm semi-committed to do the Musselman half-iron.
 

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By sprint tri I'm assuming you mean something like a 1/4mi swim, 20mi ride and 5k run or am I just sprint tri ignorant? Anyway great job....
 

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lablover said:
By sprint tri I'm assuming you mean something like a 1/4mi swim, 20mi ride and 5k run or am I just sprint tri ignorant? Anyway great job....
Wikipedia = your NBF.


According to the International Triathlon Union, and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are Sprint distance (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run), Intermediate distance, commonly referred to as "Olympic distance" (1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, 10 km run), the Long Course (1.9 km swim, 90 km ride, 21.1 km run, such as the Half Ironman), and Ultra Distance (3.8 km swim, 180 km ride, and a marathon: 42.2 km run); the most popular branded Ultra Distance is the Ironman triathlon.[2]​
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