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Old 08-28-08, 08:46 AM
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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 have completed tris tell me about times, what's good average, back of the pack etc...

I have established times from my current training, they are: Swim 1600 yds (24-27minutes) Bike (22/30 miles in an hour varies based on elevation) and I am running 8:30 to 9:00 minute miles over a six mile distance.

I am confident that I can finish the race and that will be a big accomplishment for me... but Im curious from anyone who has done one before, where do I stand on time?

Thanks for the feedback
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Old 08-28-08, 08:55 AM
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It varies widely based on many factors (i.e. how hilly the bike and run courses are). If your race was run last year, they probably have the results posted on the web. That's probably your best bet.
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Old 08-28-08, 09:22 AM
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Check the race results from the previous years and see how well you would do in your age group. Also practice your T1 and T2. Lots of time can be saved here.
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Old 08-28-08, 09:43 AM
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Great advice... they have results fro several years.

Thanks

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Old 08-28-08, 09:49 AM
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be sure to check out this forum.. you are sure to find someone who has and is going to do the same event
http://beginnertriathlete.com
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Old 08-28-08, 02:35 PM
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Yes, what is your age group? I usually finish an Oly a little over 2:30 which puts me MOP to BOFOP in my age group (M 30-34, like one of the most competitive.) If I were a woman or 20 years older, I'd win my age group or at least podium.
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Old 08-29-08, 07:09 AM
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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 can finish, and I think I can finish respectably for a first timer.
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Old 08-29-08, 08:46 AM
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"If I were a woman or 20 years older,"

That's great--I'll have to use that after my next race. People just don't understand that only a couple of minor adjustments are keeping me from topping the podium!
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Originally Posted by Jagee View Post
"If I were a woman or 20 years older,"

That's great--I'll have to use that after my next race. People just don't understand that only a couple of minor adjustments are keeping me from topping the podium!
LOL. You might want to check a Swedish clinic for that!
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