6 Days and Counting

6 Days and Counting

Post by Cam Wilso » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 01:22:05


... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
approaches. 750m-20k-5k.

i'm confident in all departments, although I have very recently been
plagued by hamstring cramps during my runs/bricks. a look at my logbook
indicates that the problem days followed my long distance (over 1km)
swims. i don't know if the swim affects my hams much. i don't even use
my legs much in the swim.

i DO know that i've been cycling much more of late, and perhaps my lack
of stretching afterwards has led to the tight hamstrings. so i'm nursing
these babies, lots of stretching and rolling and massaging... and will
get overall body tune-ups with the chiropractor and rolfer this week. my
taper this week should allow more time for rest and recovery, too.

all i need now is some luck in ridding myself of the hamstring problem,
and the race should go great. but if i must face the cramp during the
race, at least i have now learned how to drop the pace and run through
it.

nearly there....

Cam

--
Not every race can be a perfect experience,
but every race can be a learning experience.

 
 
 

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Post by Mogens Hencke » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 04:19:21

Hello Cam

Great that your back to race.....please let me know how it turn out. I'm
training for my second race on 16th of august, also a sprint, but
500/38/11,5....a bit longer that my first....I'm getting pretty e***d
about this great sport.  I just bought a racerbike from a friend (old one,
but in good shape, can't afford a new bike now...would love to)and I racing
to get used to it instead of my mountainbike.

regards
Mogens (Denmark)



Quote:
> ... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
> shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
> approaches. 750m-20k-5k.

> i'm confident in all departments, although I have very recently been
> plagued by hamstring cramps during my runs/bricks. a look at my logbook
> indicates that the problem days followed my long distance (over 1km)
> swims. i don't know if the swim affects my hams much. i don't even use
> my legs much in the swim.

> i DO know that i've been cycling much more of late, and perhaps my lack
> of stretching afterwards has led to the tight hamstrings. so i'm nursing
> these babies, lots of stretching and rolling and massaging... and will
> get overall body tune-ups with the chiropractor and rolfer this week. my
> taper this week should allow more time for rest and recovery, too.

> all i need now is some luck in ridding myself of the hamstring problem,
> and the race should go great. but if i must face the cramp during the
> race, at least i have now learned how to drop the pace and run through
> it.

> nearly there....

> Cam

> --
> Not every race can be a perfect experience,
> but every race can be a learning experience.


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Week » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 04:39:13

Mogens/Cam.. I share your e***ment, I too am preparing for my 2nd tri,
first at the sprint distance as well; D-Day is Aug 23.. It will be my wifes
2nd as well. We am totally hooked on triathlon, now our 8yr son wants to do
an Iron Kids race.. cool. and our local bike store is going to love us.. :-)
This sport is the best, my physical and mental outlook have never been
better. The feed back this group gives is fantastic. Good luck to all.

Jim Weeks
Austin, Tx


Quote:
> Hello Cam

> Great that your back to race.....please let me know how it turn out. I'm
> training for my second race on 16th of august, also a sprint, but
> 500/38/11,5....a bit longer that my first....I'm getting pretty e***d
> about this great sport.  I just bought a racerbike from a friend (old one,
> but in good shape, can't afford a new bike now...would love to)and I
racing
> to get used to it instead of my mountainbike.

> regards
> Mogens (Denmark)



> > ... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
> > shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
> > approaches. 750m-20k-5k.

> > i'm confident in all departments, although I have very recently been
> > plagued by hamstring cramps during my runs/bricks. a look at my logbook
> > indicates that the problem days followed my long distance (over 1km)
> > swims. i don't know if the swim affects my hams much. i don't even use
> > my legs much in the swim.

> > i DO know that i've been cycling much more of late, and perhaps my lack
> > of stretching afterwards has led to the tight hamstrings. so i'm nursing
> > these babies, lots of stretching and rolling and massaging... and will
> > get overall body tune-ups with the chiropractor and rolfer this week. my
> > taper this week should allow more time for rest and recovery, too.

> > all i need now is some luck in ridding myself of the hamstring problem,
> > and the race should go great. but if i must face the cramp during the
> > race, at least i have now learned how to drop the pace and run through
> > it.

> > nearly there....

> > Cam

> > --
> > Not every race can be a perfect experience,
> > but every race can be a learning experience.


 
 
 

6 Days and Counting

Post by Cam Wilso » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 05:55:48



Quote:
> Hello Cam

> Great that your back to race.....please let me know how it turn out. I'm
> training for my second race on 16th of august, also a sprint, but
> 500/38/11,5....a bit longer that my first....I'm getting pretty e***d
> about this great sport.  I just bought a racerbike from a friend (old one,
> but in good shape, can't afford a new bike now...would love to)and I racing
> to get used to it instead of my mountainbike.

> regards
> Mogens (Denmark)

Hey Mogens,

Maybe I can scrape together a little race report after the event.
Interesting how these sprint races can be of just about any combination
of distances for the three sports. I like the swim distance in your
race, but not the bike... and i'd have to step up the run training to do
11.5. Where'd THAT come from?

Good that you have a road bike now. I'm still going to use my mountain
bike for this race, but will likely borrow a road bike for my next race.
I'm sure it'll make quite a difference.

Best of luck in your race, too.

Cam

--
Not every race can be a perfect experience,
but every race can be a learning experience.

 
 
 

6 Days and Counting

Post by Cam Wilso » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 05:57:48



Quote:
> Mogens/Cam.. I share your e***ment, I too am preparing for my 2nd tri,
> first at the sprint distance as well; D-Day is Aug 23.. It will be my wifes
> 2nd as well. We am totally hooked on triathlon, now our 8yr son wants to do
> an Iron Kids race.. cool. and our local bike store is going to love us.. :-)
> This sport is the best, my physical and mental outlook have never been
> better. The feed back this group gives is fantastic. Good luck to all.

> Jim Weeks
> Austin, Tx

And best of luck to you, Jim, in your race. Yep, it's an ***ive high
that one gets out of this sport. A nice healthy, crazy high.

A drag that the bike side of tri's can get expensive, seeing as swimming
and running are so inexpensive (other than the price of good running
shoes).

Cam

--
Not every race can be a perfect experience,
but every race can be a learning experience.

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tennen » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 22:27:49

Quote:

>... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
>shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
>approaches. 750m-20k-5k.

Good luck, Cam.

Mike Tennent
"IronPenguin"

 
 
 

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Post by Paul B. Taubman, I » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:40:16

Best of luck! I just got hooked in this sport this year. I got involved with
one of the Fundraiser Organizations. I will be doing my second fundraiser at
the NYC Triathlon next month!

It is amazing what a little exercise can do for you!

Again, Best of luck!

Paul.

Sometime around 7/13/2003 12:22 PM, in a message


Quote:
> ... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
> shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
> approaches. 750m-20k-5k.

> i'm confident in all departments, although I have very recently been
> plagued by hamstring cramps during my runs/bricks. a look at my logbook
> indicates that the problem days followed my long distance (over 1km)
> swims. i don't know if the swim affects my hams much. i don't even use
> my legs much in the swim.

> i DO know that i've been cycling much more of late, and perhaps my lack
> of stretching afterwards has led to the tight hamstrings. so i'm nursing
> these babies, lots of stretching and rolling and massaging... and will
> get overall body tune-ups with the chiropractor and rolfer this week. my
> taper this week should allow more time for rest and recovery, too.

> all i need now is some luck in ridding myself of the hamstring problem,
> and the race should go great. but if i must face the cramp during the
> race, at least i have now learned how to drop the pace and run through
> it.

> nearly there....

> Cam

 
 
 

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Post by Cam Wilso » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 12:22:38



Quote:
> Best of luck! I just got hooked in this sport this year. I got involved with
> one of the Fundraiser Organizations. I will be doing my second fundraiser at
> the NYC Triathlon next month!

> It is amazing what a little exercise can do for you!

> Again, Best of luck!

> Paul.

Hey thanks, Paul. You know, I don't even think much about the health
benefits of this sport anymore..... I know I shouldn't take it for
granted. I just love working out with the goals of doing races. The
upper bod has really seen some improvement from all of the swimming. And
man, I've actually got some ABS now! But those'll be gone soon enough
with winter and greater intake of Guinness. Mmmmm.....

Best of luck in your racing, too.

Cam

--
Not every race can be a perfect experience,
but every race can be a learning experience.