Triathlon Words That Should Be, Triglets Part 1
Do you remember Sniglets? They are words that don’t appear in the dictionary but should. Sniglets originated in the 80’s with the HBO series Not Necessarily the News. Triathlon has its own vernacular with words like “bricks” and “bonking” being tossed around, Triglets. I have come up with some of my own Triglets.
Aquarash – The strange burn that appears on the neck after a wetsuit swim.
Bodyslam – The full body muscle soreness the day after a race.
Bottle Shock – When you reach behind to grab a bottle from your back cage and it is gone. You realize it probably popped out 3 miles back when you rode over the nasty train tracks.
Cycleroma – The smell of a room after an indoor bike workout. The smell is exponential to the number of people in the room.
Fungoo – The residue on your bike frame from gels and drinks
Gasplorch – What to say to the race official (in lieu of the regular expletives) who pulled you over for littering when your bottle escaped on those train tracks.
Ill Suiter— An individual who wears their wetsuit backwards or inside out (yes, I have seen both).
Invisibuoy – The disappearance of the huge orange or yellow buoy on the swim if it is rough or if the sun is in your eyes.
Overage – Adding a few miles to your run or bike ride beyond what you had planned on your schedule.
Overstride – What happens when you are fading during a race and then drink a cup of cola.
Runnerstummy – GI distress that occurs during long runs, speed sessions or races that forces you to stop.
Spreader – An individual who takes up too much space in transition and encroaches on your area.
Tridew – The clammy, awful state that your gear is in when you have to pack it wet after a race.
Yo-yoer – A person who passes and drops back and repasses and drops back and passes again during training or a race.
Can you add to this list?