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DGossack

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First Triathlon in 21 years!
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:08:14 PM »
Well I am happy to report I finished my first triathlon after a 21 year hiatus.  It was a sprint triathlon with a pool swim.  And I finished second in my age group out of six.  I was very happy with a 1:17:29.

I stopped doing triathlons when I started my company 20 years ago.  I kept running until a car wreck derailed that about 13 years ago.  And then the arthritis set in.

I was very happy that my hip did well since I have only been running for three months.  And having been out of running for so long I have been having to build up my running muscles as well as dealing with the rehabilitation from surgery.  The hip capsule got very sore around 1.5 miles but I took it slow and steady.  It ended up being about a 25:08 5K.

I feel very good today and am headed out for a long bike ride.

Dan
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MaryEllen

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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 08:19:30 PM »
Way to go!! That is totally awesome... Congratulations!!  :)
MaryEllen
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curt

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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 08:52:50 PM »
    Nice accomplishment Dan.  Great to hear you having fun.

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Boomer

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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 08:53:20 PM »
Extraordinary accomplishment! Well done.

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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 09:51:58 PM »
Congrats Dan!
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David

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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 07:56:39 AM »
All right Dan!  Congratulations!
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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 10:12:30 AM »
Wow, and only 8 months after the resurf!  Very impressive.  :)
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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 05:03:08 AM »
Woohoo!  Way to go, Dan, congratulations!
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Re: First Triathlon in 21 years!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 11:26:09 PM »
awesome!!!!  congrats!

out of curiosity - when you say at 1.5 miles your 'hip capsule' got very sore... what is that in terms of sensations you felt?  did it go away if you kept running, or was it a pain you just tolerated for the duration of the 5k?

Sean
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