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    I am starting up swimming. I decided I will do a triathlon this summer. I am aiming to complete the whole thing within a reasonable time, but not go crazy, since it is my first one. I'll prob just do a shorter one, "sprint triathlon" which I think is usually like 500-750yd/m swim + 20K bike + 5K run.

    My plan is to build up swim endurance and continue biking and running (which I already do). And then, once I've gotten more comfortable with swimming, do some training sessions in succession, maybe swim-bike or swim-run (or perhaps all 3!)

    Swam laps today for the first time in my life. I think I maybe did 400yd? What a great workout.

    Main problem is getting water in my ear, esp if I am doing backstroke. I know some swimmers wear ear plugs. Anybody have any recommendations?

    Any general triathlon comments of course are welcome. Have you ever done any?
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    Ha... guess I am barking up the wrong tree here?
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    @gromit I used to swim a TON as a kid/got swimmers ear. The plugs I used to remedy that were like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/TYR-Silicone-M...5635723&sr=1-2

    They worked great. Moldable silicone's safe, easy to keep clean, durable.

    These seem to have a lot of good reviews, too.

    http://www.amazon.com/BUDDIES-Floati...49T607QQ656J98
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    @gromit I used to swim a TON as a kid/got swimmers ear. The plugs I used to remedy that were like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/TYR-Silicone-M...5635723&sr=1-2

    They worked great. Moldable silicone's safe, easy to keep clean, durable.

    These seem to have a lot of good reviews, too.

    http://www.amazon.com/BUDDIES-Floati...49T607QQ656J98
    Ah cool. I unfortunately did not see those at the store, but they had speedo ones, so I got those... will try them out next time I go.

    Otherwise order some of those next time I have an amazon order!
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    Earplugs worked great and I was able to go for 30min-ish.

    I think I would love to work on front crawl, timing breathing, etc. But I would prob wanna purchase goggles for that... so that might not be in the budget for now!
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