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zack1018 March 16th, 2015 7:01pm

In your current physical shape, do you think you could complete a sprint triathlon without stopping, walking, or otherwise taking a break? A sprint triathlon includes a 1/2 mile swim, a 20K bike, and a 5K run consecutively.

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03/17/15 12:39 pm

Don't think you can't either mate.....

Sam95 Nebraska
03/16/15 6:43 pm

I could do the bike but as for the other way.

Kay41 the Midwest
03/16/15 2:10 pm

Swim and bike, no problem. Running would be harder since I never run now.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 2:16 pm

I only dog paddle...

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 1:47 pm

If I could back stroke the entire swim Id be good 😊

How do you like running outdoors now that it isn't negative degrees?! 😉

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
03/16/15 2:08 pm

Haha it is wonderful! I can finally focus on my pace without worrying about slipping on ice! I also bought some proper running shoes, which have been amazing.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 2:15 pm

Nice! New running shoes are among one of my favorite things 😊 what kind did you get?

You training for anything specific or just loving the run?

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
03/16/15 2:21 pm

I decided on the Mizuno Waverider 17, and I haven't signed up for anything yet but I'm considering signing up for a 25K next month.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 2:24 pm

Ooh! Nice! The riverbank?

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
03/16/15 2:31 pm

Yes, actually! It would be right at the end if the semester, and one of my running partners says it wouldn't be too late for me to jump onto the training schedule, even though I have not run anywhere close to 25K before.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 2:39 pm

It's a nice flat course and there is plenty of community support and lots of aid stations. Will your running partner stay w you? It's always easier to run with someone 😊

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
03/16/15 6:12 pm

I think she will, there are 3 of us planning to race as a group, and we will definitely train together even if we don't stay together for the whole race.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/16/15 6:12 pm

If not I'm sure you could talk fire into running with you! I don't know how fast you run though

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
03/16/15 1:33 pm

I'm in good shape for my age, 65.. But no.

firefly5 the verse
03/16/15 12:59 pm

No problem. I'm marathon training right now, and I'm a strong swimmer. I'd need a road bike, though.

voc I am...verified
03/16/15 12:28 pm


Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/16/15 12:25 pm

The swim yes, the bike probably, if there aren't many steep uphills, but not the run. On principle, even if I happened to just barely be able. Policy clearly states there should be no running unless being shot at or a nearby explosion is imminent.

susanr Colorado
03/16/15 12:14 pm

Not a chance. I could do the swim (but come in last) and probably the biking, but I don't think I could run a block.

imanag My heaven on Earth
03/16/15 12:20 pm

I'm with you, Susan. I could make the swim pretty easily and I could walk the 5K, but I haven't been on a bike in years.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/16/15 12:11 pm

It'd be difficult but I think I could