50+ Triathletes

Triathletes in the second half-century of life, or for anyone at any age who is simply young at heart. We're not getting older, we're just tri-ing harder.

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Aging Process

Started by August Zupka. Last reply by Dick Shores Dec 28, 2013. 68 Replies

I am 55 and have found that it's getting harder to train and performance is dropping. I have added a variety of vitamins and minerals to my diet which appear to be working.  Has anyone else done…Continue

Seeking info on IM Los Cabos

Started by Bob Bastiaans. Last reply by Bob Bastiaans Sep 8, 2013. 5 Replies

I will be competing at Los Cabos and my wife and some friends will be attending. I see there are a good number of hotels and that they are scattered around. I am looking for a recommendation on a…Continue


Started by David Black. Last reply by Ric Johnsen Sep 4, 2013. 7 Replies

Do any other of my 50+ brothers & sisters utilize a coach?  Wondering if it is worth the cost.  Any suggestions on a coach that understands the unique needs of a 50+ triathlete?  DaveContinue

Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)

Started by Dick Shores. Last reply by Dick Shores May 12, 2013. 20 Replies

In my first triathlon in many years and also wearing a wetsuit in a triathlon for the first time, I became short of breath and had a definite loss of energy. I managed to finish the race in fairly…Continue

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Comment by Christy Ann ElA'mma on March 22, 2012 at 6:19pm

Terrible that stuff was stolen from your vehicle, but very fortunate that nothing irreplaceable was taken. Was the vehicle broken into, or just unlocked at the time?

Comment by Judy Miller on March 22, 2012 at 4:17pm

Sorry that happened Wayne. Glad your medal was not taken.

Comment by Linda MacRae on March 22, 2012 at 3:40pm

I saw that medal in person, a colleague at work earned one last year, and it is awesome as are the people that earned it!  Glad it was only replaceable items stolen and no harm to person.  Imagine if we could just be nice to each other.

Comment by Bill Percival on March 22, 2012 at 10:30am

Wayne  -  That medal is a lot nicer than the one I got in 2007.  I have to do that race again.  Sorry to hear of your mishap.

Comment by Wayne Rendely on March 22, 2012 at 9:45am

I feel very lucky and blessed this morning as a priceless and irreplacable item was not stolen from me. An item that you cannot "buy" you have to "earn." ....... The driver's side door was open, most of the items from the center console were all over the two front seats, the tray was out, the overhead bin open. From what I can tell only 2 easily replacable items were "taken" from our van parked in our driveway, a satellite radio and a cell phone. The other replacable items not taken in the back of the van were bike shoes, helmet, pump, racewalking belt an ipod, sunglasses and a bunch of clothes etc. But the one item that was in the center console, that has been in there since October had me looking to see if it was still there. I looked all the way to the bottom and there it was. Shiny and new:  My finishers medal from my one and only marathon: The Marine Corp Marathon.........




Comment by robt rosing on March 21, 2012 at 8:25pm

Wayne, like you, my first few rides outdoors gives me a pain in the neck.  That is one difference with the trainer.  On the trainer I don't focus what is ahead.


Again, thanks for all the shoe advice.  I think I'm in the camp of if it's working don't change.

Comment by Bill Percival on March 21, 2012 at 5:38pm

I'll take a pair of Mizuno Nirvana's over anything.  Just sayin'.

Comment by Skip Slade on March 21, 2012 at 5:12pm

2nd what Debbie W said about Newtons. Same for Vibram 5 Fingers or other minimalist shoe. Change over rediculously slow. And if you're going the barefoot route, I wouldn't do it unless you spent a lot of time being barefoot as a kid and a fair amount as an adult. If not, plan on injuring yourself. It CAN be great for some but there is risk- that's all I'm saying. Make your own informed decision - don't just drink the new flavor of Koolaid.

Comment by Dick Shores on March 21, 2012 at 4:46pm

Wayne - I had a similar neck experience with my first 2+ hour ride this year. I made some adjustments to my saddle and handlebars so my neck wasn't cranked up so much when looking forward on the aerobars. I also got a good massage after that first time. All in all, it is much better but the weather hasn't cooperated in allowing me to get back out got longer rides lately. When I do ride I try and keep my shoulders loose and move my head around a lot. 

Comment by Wayne Rendely on March 21, 2012 at 1:02pm

Bill - When I was much younger I was a sprinter ( 50 meters or less ) and could beat non-competitive swimmers using only my kick.   I could swim 75 yards under water using just my kick.  Now that I am ( trying to be ) a distance swimmer I don't even use my kick!! 

Another note about my 50 mile bike.  I did about 40+ miles in the "aero position" and my legs feel good but boy what a "pain in the neck" !! 


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