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Old 03-09-23, 08:13 PM
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2023 triathlon season thread

I know a few of us are active in triathlon so let's liven this place up! Post here with your goals, results and upcoming events for 2023 (and beyond).

As for me, I have already finished one this year, a sprint in Sarasota, FL. I did the Olympic there last year and the humidity almost killed me. I just can't cope with humidity anymore.
I have Rage (Las Vegas) tri end of next month. I decided to do the Olympic course for I don't know what reason.
I also plan to do Pumpkinman (also Las Vegas) at the end of October. That's a point-to-point with a hell of an elevation gain on the bike section so I'm only doing the sprint there.
I want to do the Santa Barbara long course again this year but they haven't opened registration yet. That's an unusual one because the lengths are longer than an Olympic but shorter than a Half.
And finally, I'm still training for my bucket Half, which I intend to complete next year. After that, I'm going to have to dial it back due to arthritis in my hips. The run kills me. Sprints aren't too bad but I will likely switch to aqua-bike events after I finish a Half.
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Old 03-09-23, 08:26 PM
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I have a sprint and an Olympic coming up this summer. Training has been derailed over the last 3 weeks due to life and work, but am planning on hopping back into the saddle next week.
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Good for you! Even the sprints take dedication. People who have never done a tri will not understand what goes into them. Keep at it and keep us posted.
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Iím just happy to see some activity in the tri forum. A dedicated triathlete since the 80s, about 5-6 years ago I was forced to give up running for all intents and purposes because of a failing hip (which has now been replace), and now an impending knee replacement. I too would like to participate in some aquabike eventsÖbut they just donít seem to be very plentiful.

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Me too. I'm expecting delivery of a new-to-me Ridley I bought off forum member RobertUI. I just got my K2 set up to where it's actually pretty comfortable being down on the aero bars for miles, but even with the 105 shifters, I still don't like having to move my hands any time I need to change gears.

I'm hoping to get the Ridley in the next week, which will give me about four weeks to get it sorted out for the Rage triathlon at the end of April.

But Dan, I feel your pain. Quite literally. Saw an orthopedic doc a couple weeks ago. At first, he suggested I was just about due for hip replacement surgery. I explained my activity level and he agreed I'm not there yet. My hips are, but I'm still too active for that. We're going to do injections for a while and see how that works for the time being. I plan on completing a half Ironman next year and then I'll dial it back.

Speaking of, what about "Aqua-Bike"? That's what I think I'll do after I finish a half. Swimming and riding are still pretty easy, and damn good exercise. I'll just skip the running after that. I'm going to put off that hip replacement as long as I can. Who knows? Maybe in another five years, some new technology will come out where the replacements will be as durable as the originals.

I can hope anyway.
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