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Really fun ‘trime’ in triathlon

Emerging from the swim at the Naperville Sprint Triathlon, I glanced down at my watch chronometer and it still read 0:00. We’d waited so long to begin the swim by setting off in random groups of four that I’d completely … Continue reading

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Triathlons bring out the beast or just the best of us

Yes, all this sounds pathetic in some respect. But it’s par for the course to be nervous about some aspect of the triathlon when you’re starting out. Some find the idea of riding a bike in traffic disarming, or find the run portion daunting. Yet as you train you eventually overcome your fears. Then come longer courses and challenges like open water swims, hilly bikes and hot runs. That’s the so-called “charm” of the sport. It never really gets easier. You just go longer, faster or grow obsessed in the process. Continue reading

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