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I am new to triathlon. But so far I have completed an indoor tri at the Y, a half iron distance race (Tupper Lake Tinman), and an Ironman (Louisville). I have also run 6 marathons including Boston, a few ultras, and some other shorter races. I have been riding bikes for years. I just started learning to swim last year, but am starting to get it.
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That sounds like a good day to me although one that probably went by very fast. Good luck in Louisville. Perhaps that will be the real celebration? You are going to do great and will cherish that day for the rest of your life.
Yes, valium!! It must be a muscle relaxer. Doctors gave it to my Ironman for nausea after the Louisville race. Don't let them ever give it to you!! It was a nightmare trying to get my hub back to the Galt House.
As for eating after the race, if you think you will be able to go out to eat after the race, best option is 4th Street Live, where the race finish is. Many restaurants there. But, if you're like my 48 year old husband, the race is all he can handle for one day, so I get food for him earlier in the day and put in hotel fridge. Don't have to worry about food when you're starving!!
Good luck at Louisville. Nice race and nice city!!
You will probably pass me in the OH river doing your backstroke. Been swimming since Oct....still learning but more comfortable...can't go much distance...then start & stop....just want to get out of water & on to bike.
I'm just down the road in Hilton. Looking forward to Louisville in August - Sucks we have to train in this crap for the next 3 Months.
Got a buddy in Kendall going down to do the race also, when the weather breaks we'll get some long run and rides in together if you're interested.