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Forum: Triathlon
09-22-08, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By mrmcmasty

first tri -abdominal cramps

I completed my first tri this past saturday (oly distance 2:53, 9:40 spent in transition).

I'm tired and pretty sore, but more or less expected as much. What I did not expect was the severe...
Forum: Triathlon
09-10-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,729
Posted By mrmcmasty

I dont want to sound like an ***** and Im still...

I dont want to sound like an ***** and Im still new to Tri myself... but here goes. SWIM MORE. Once every week or two is not enough to really build endurance or sharpen your mechanics.

That...
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By mrmcmasty

Thanks for the feedback. I have gotten some...

Thanks for the feedback. I have gotten some advice from swimmer in my area and met up with a group this am. It rained last night so the water was colder (ok colder being relative to my...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By mrmcmasty

ok ok so I know low 70's is not cold (the woman...

ok ok so I know low 70's is not cold (the woman who invited me says the water was 73) but I am a wuss and very new to swimming. The pool I swim in is usually 78-80 and this was second try at open...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By mrmcmasty

Swimming question (when the water is cold)

So my swimming has really picked up and I am finally comfortable in the water (whew the race is in two weeks)

I did my second open water swim this weekend, wore a wet suit, but it was still cold...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By mrmcmasty

wetsuits...

I'm not experienced enough to lend real value to the discussion... but I can always throw my opinion in the ring. I am doing my first tri in tow weeks and recently bought two suits. A quitna roo and...
Forum: Triathlon
08-29-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By mrmcmasty

I'm male 32. Looking at last years finishes I am...

I'm male 32. Looking at last years finishes I am overall pretty good, age little better... but times are not the real measure I will have to see I perform under race duress.

Regardless I think I...
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By mrmcmasty

Great advice... they have results fro several...

Great advice... they have results fro several years.

Thanks

Mark
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By mrmcmasty

Time question

I am doing my first Tri in sept. 1500 m swim, 40K ride, 10k run.

Originally I said to myself; "I want to "finish my first race", and that is still my primary objective.

Could some of you who...
Forum: Triathlon
08-26-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,454
Posted By mrmcmasty

I would agree with many of the comments here. ...

I would agree with many of the comments here. Distance swimming is different. Drills are different than actual swimming, but the drill help improve swimming.

I personally had a hard time getting...
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By mrmcmasty

I can mirror the comments of "lake vs pool" I...

I can mirror the comments of "lake vs pool" I experience a very nervous sensation in the lake that I do not in the pool. I have been able to adjust a little by really getting a good warm up and by...
Forum: Triathlon
07-30-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By mrmcmasty

I'm no nutritionist... and if you've never been...

I'm no nutritionist... and if you've never been to one I recommend it. Don't let calories be your guide only guide. Instead focus on changes that you can implement gradually. Ex. If you drink...
Forum: Triathlon
07-29-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By mrmcmasty

Forget speed goals. Focus on base aerobic...

Forget speed goals. Focus on base aerobic training. I have found the Triathletes training bible to be very helpful in building a program.

As for the weight. It will be a by product of your...
Forum: Triathlon
07-23-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By mrmcmasty

Thanks for all the feedback. Bill, I...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Bill, I swimming in compression shorts. Does that do it?

OK, so the problem I am having now is floating or staying on the surface, and this has gotten worse with...
Forum: Triathlon
07-21-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By mrmcmasty

Ok, so I am starting to get it... which is nice. ...

Ok, so I am starting to get it... which is nice.

The only bad part about now getting the form is that I have to actually swim continuously... which is hard! I can only maintain a freestyle swim...
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By mrmcmasty

Couple of more swim questions: Can I wear...

Couple of more swim questions:

Can I wear water wings during the swim? just thought I'd ask.

Im swimming in a continuous pool. I have found that the form has come somewhat easy, until I need...
Forum: Triathlon
07-09-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By mrmcmasty

it's not you they are laughing at... it's me......

it's not you they are laughing at... it's me... swimming with water wings that has them rolling (but i need the floaties to not drown)
Forum: Triathlon
07-09-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By mrmcmasty

I am with you... I jumped and started. I was...

I am with you... I jumped and started. I was thoroughly humbled by the experience.

I have watched the sticky video as well and it looks so easy ;) and I'm sure after some practice it will become...
Forum: Triathlon
07-09-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By mrmcmasty

Swimming ='s Humbled

Ok... So I have started pool workouts and I have been humbled.

I have ordered the "total immersion" book... I understand it is very helpful to people new to swimming.

Any other tips on swim...
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

Ok, so I bought the bike. I got the guy down to...

Ok, so I bought the bike. I got the guy down to $700.00 but he got me to buy padded shorts, shoes and pedal, and a set of new tubed (in case I pop them) so I guess I got to feel good he came off the...
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

ok so the guy at the lbs says the bike Im looking...

ok so the guy at the lbs says the bike Im looking at has ultegra components... I have down to $700.00 and they are offering to do my cable work for the first year at no additional cost.

The bike...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

so whats the difference in components, tiagra,...

so whats the difference in components, tiagra, eltegra etc...?
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

Ok so i called the guy at lbs and kinda prodded...

Ok so i called the guy at lbs and kinda prodded about the price being a bit high for the allez triple... he counters that it is actually an "Allez expert triple" and that the tires/wheels, handle...
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

yeah it looks like that, just a different color. ...

yeah it looks like that, just a different color. Is the price in the ballpark for a used bike?
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By mrmcmasty

Feedback on this bike

I found a bike at one of the local shops. This would be my first bike.

Specialized, allez triple, I think it is an 07.

I am 5 8, 170 - the bike is a 54cm.

They are asking 750.00

What...
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,626
Posted By mrmcmasty

So... I hate to be the new guy to bring this one...

So... I hate to be the new guy to bring this one up (actually I don't but it seems polite to say so) but this is supposed to be a sticky on which bike people should buy when getting into the sport,...
Forum: Triathlon
07-02-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By mrmcmasty

Thanks for the responses. Another question. ...

Thanks for the responses.

Another question. What equipment do I need? Goggles/mask make sense but I never thought of getting any ( I have started some swimming but have been doing so without...
Forum: Triathlon
07-02-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By mrmcmasty

Rahzel, Speaking from the perspective of...

Rahzel,

Speaking from the perspective of "new" I would love to be able to refer to some of that info.

So what is your answer to question #1 :)

Thanks,

Mark
Forum: Triathlon
07-02-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By mrmcmasty

OK... so I bought the "bible" and I have been...

OK... so I bought the "bible" and I have been checking out the websites... lots of great info there. Thank for the referrals.

So then... from those of you who have done it... what are the really...
Forum: Triathlon
07-01-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By mrmcmasty

Spinning?

I have seen the term "spinning" used in this thread twice... what is spinning?

and thanks for for the definition on "brick"

new-b
Forum: Triathlon
07-01-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By mrmcmasty

Ok so this was helpful

Posted by: FatBomber

Equipment:
This is about as vague as it gets. What do you need? Not much, really. Things that I have found to be useful:
1) Wetsuit. Worth every penny. Makes you faster....
Forum: Triathlon
07-01-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By mrmcmasty

So... I want to tri a triathlon

So I want to start training for a triathlon. I have not picked out a race date I have only decided that I want to do one.

I spent some time looking around and reading forum posts etc... I found a...
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