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Monthly Archives: December 2006

Choosing Triathlon Shorts

Dec 28, 2006 |

The town closed the public pool for this week for Christmas vacation, so I only just preformed my home exercises. It works out well, because I got sick after Christmas. I started feeling better today, though. Anyway, soon I need to get triathlon shorts. Low Jeremy wrote the following article about triathlon shorts: Your Standards […more]

Preparing For Your First Triathlon

Dec 24, 2006 |

Triathlete Magazine has the following suggestions for anyone preparing for their first triathlon: 1. Choose the event you want to compete in This may be a local race, such as Boulder Peak, or you may want to jump into a national event such as the Chicago Triathlon. It is up to you, but make sure […more]

Selecting The Best Triathlon Gear

Dec 19, 2006 |

I went swimming this morning, and Dan did swim with me. Right now I only need to train to get in shape, because I don’t plan to do my first triathlon for a little while. However, eventually I have to get triathlon gear. I just read the following article by Mike Herman about triathlon gear: […more]

First Female Above-Knee Amputee Ironman

Dec 18, 2006 |

I’m still contemplating about whether or not to stop drinking alcohol (for now). My brother-in-law Dan says he got his swimsuit, so he’ll train with me tomorrow morning at the pool. I just stumbled upon an interesting website, It’s the website of Sarah Reinertsen, the first female above-knee amputee to become an ironman triathlete. […more]

First Steps

Dec 17, 2006 |

I wanted to blog earlier this week, and I plan to blog everyday from now on, but in the last few days I had to figure out how I’m going to start. I did go swimming on Thursday morning, and I did about 1700 yards. I know I have to start training more than on […more]

Me – A Triathlete?

Dec 13, 2006 |

As a semi-normal 20-year-old guy, I try to keep in reasonable shape. I spent a lot of time this last summer sprinting and jogging. I dislike running in the cold, so as the northeastern winter came I decided to lap swim in the town pool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the only two mornings it […more]