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Tri + HM (Read 1126 times)

    Hi all, Next Saturday, I'm planning to run a sprint triathlon. It will be my second, the first one was three or four years ago. There is also a marathon and half marathon the next day and I'm contemplating running the HM. Did anyone have a similar experience? Any opinions on whether I should attempt the HM the next day? If I do, I thought I'd register for the HM Saturday night after I completed the Tri. Just to make sure I still have legs Wink My options are: a) not running it b) running it as a training run c) going all out (maybe a PB!) d) b or c depending how I feel on Sunday morning. - R
      I've found that sprint tri's don't ruin me for the next day. In fact, on the 2 weekends I've done doubles (a tri on Sat and another on Sunday), I've done extremely well in the run portions of the 2nd tri. I PR'ed in my 10K, in fact! (It was the bike portion of the 2nd tri's where I notice I wasn't 100%.) If you want to do both, just be a complete couch potato the rest of the day after your sprint tri. I choose option d. Of course, people will think you're crazy if you do both. (You don't need to tell them that it's not as hard as it sounds.)


      HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

        I like (d) as well -- probably will run the tri fine.

        It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


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          Sprints are too short to do any real damage. You should be fine.
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            And please report back! We will be curious to hear how it turned out.
              Thanks for the advice! I'll try d and let you know. And if people think I'm crazy, the better Wink - R


              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                PS - consider the Swim Bike Run group http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Tri/Forum

                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                  Had a great time at the triathlon! However once I was finished and in the car, I noticed that my left ankle was bleeding and my right small toe was hurting a bit. After removing my sock I noticed the toe was dark blue and swollen. The pain got worse with time and I was limping. I iced it once at home and it felt better. This morning the pain was still there and I was in no state of running a HM. Too bad, I didn't feel my legs were tired from yesterday. The toe has been doing better already. I hope I'll be back to running very soon. Otherwise, I'll have a swimming week. The weird thing is that I have no clue how I cut my left ankle and bruised my right toe! My only guess is either at the start of the swim or getting out of the swim. In either case, I cycled and ran the rest without noticing it ?!?!? Must have been the endorphins. Big grin - R
                    oh geez! That's funny, but too bad you had to skip the HM.