# of Triathlons



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Mark

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Assuming that the tri season is May-September (October), how many triathlons/ month do people
generally participate in? I realize that people train for key events like IM Canada or whatever,
however, I know that people also use the smaller tri's as training. I am curious to know just how
many people participate in and how many they take "seriously" as opposed to how many are training
sessions. Thanks for all the insight I have received to my other posts!!! Mark
 
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Mike Tennent

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"Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Assuming that the tri season is May-September (October), how many triathlons/ month do people
>generally participate in? I realize that people train for key events like IM Canada or whatever,
>however, I know that people also use the smaller tri's as training. I am curious to know just how
>many people participate in and how many they take "seriously" as opposed to how many are training
>sessions. Thanks for all the insight I have received to my other posts!!! Mark
>

As crazy as it sounds, I only did three triathlons last year. One was a sprint, the other two
were Ironmans.

I don't imagine that's typical. <g>

Seriously, one of my problems is that spring and fall weekends are often taken up in business trips
to model railroad shows, and they seem to always conflict with races. So I train, but don't race.

Mike Tennent "IronPenguin"
 
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M Kochanski

Guest
Wow, people are doing a lot of racing!

I do as many as my pocketbook can afford. Last year that was 2 sprints and an IM. In '03, it's one
1/2 IM and one IM, maybe a sprint or an Oly.

MK

"Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Assuming that the tri season is May-September (October), how many triathlons/ month do people
> generally participate in? I realize that people train for key events like IM Canada or whatever,
> however, I know that people also use the smaller tri's as training. I am curious to know just how
> many people participate in and how many they take "seriously" as opposed to how many are training
> sessions. Thanks for all the insight I have received to my other posts!!! Mark
 
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Chris Maginn

Guest
3 races doesn't sound like much....oh wait..an IM race easily counts as 4-5 shorter distance races
in terms of time cost of training and the overall cost of doing the race (esp if you are traveling
to the venue). Sounds to me like you've got a full plate in '03. Happy training.

[email protected] (M Kochanski) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> Wow, people are doing a lot of racing!
>
> I do as many as my pocketbook can afford. Last year that was 2 sprints and an IM. In '03, it's one
> 1/2 IM and one IM, maybe a sprint or an Oly.
>
> MK
>
> "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> > Assuming that the tri season is May-September (October), how many triathlons/ month do people
> > generally participate in? I realize that people train for key events like IM Canada or whatever,
> > however, I know that people also use the smaller tri's as training. I am curious to know just
> > how many people participate in and how many they take "seriously" as opposed to how many are
> > training sessions. Thanks for all the insight I have received to my other posts!!! Mark