My first tri today!

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06/05/2013 at 19:33

Hi, I did my first triathlon today and it was fabulous - I spent last night reading through this forum and it eased my anxiety somewhat. Whoever said to pout your socks on and roll them off, just leaving the toe sticking out - genius! 

Now, where can I buy a bargainous but bright tri suit from?

06/05/2013 at 19:45

Love the enthusiasm! So your next race will be?

Sadly I bought my tri from a very lovely tri shop in Edinburh that I cant remember the name of!  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/05/2013 at 19:53

Very well done you.

How do you feel about yellow.............

Cortina5    pirate
06/05/2013 at 20:18
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

Very well done you.

How do you feel about yellow.............

And there it is!

Well done Nykie. How do you feel about longer triathlons?


06/05/2013 at 20:56

Erm, the suit I borrowed for today was orange (Wetherby Runners colour) so yellow isn't far off but I'm afraid I'm not quite up to longer distances yet

I'm thinking about the Leeds Express in July. Still a sprint distance but hey...

06/05/2013 at 21:20

Well done Nykie. So how did it feel? Give us lurkers the low down 

06/05/2013 at 21:33

It was great. I entered it ages ago and was concentrating on the London marathon training when I got injured so was so busy worrying about that that the tri snuck up on me. I'm a really slow swimmer and hadn't had time to practice front crawl breathing, so I did breast stroke and had my mountain bike with nobbly tyres as my road bike is an old one where you have to let go of the handle bars to change gear and it still scares me. 

But it was fabulous! I loved the variety and the atmosphere and I loved the fact that nobody could really tell where you were in terms of times, as the slower swimmers set off first. 

06/05/2013 at 21:34

I've always said that it should be mandatory for everyone to do a marathon. Well, I'm adding tri to that one

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2013 at 21:36

glad you enjoyed it.they are suprisingly addictive.........

06/05/2013 at 22:48

Thanks David and Seren, I know, but surprisingly expensive...

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:07

Well done on completing the first one, youre on a slippery slope now

07/05/2013 at 10:24

Nice one Nykie! As BB says, its a slippery slope, but a fun one...

07/05/2013 at 16:27

I popped my try cherry on Sunday, what a fantastic feeling to complete it. Now I've definately got the bug and am planning more, and training harder!!

07/05/2013 at 17:45

I did my first tri on Monday, it was great!! Swimming and transition speed needs some work but other than that my bike and run times were good!! And yes, I'm hooked

07/05/2013 at 20:19

Well done Nykie, Milou and Robert!!  It just gets better/worse** from here on!!

** delete as applicable

08/05/2013 at 13:01

Yes, well done Milou and Robert! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

08/05/2013 at 13:10

Well done to you too Nykie!! Yes it is a great feeling, and nice to be able to call yourself a triathlete!!

08/05/2013 at 13:11

I want in!!!



08/05/2013 at 13:14
TortoiseWins wrote (see)

I want in!!!



Go for it Tortoise, it's great!!

08/05/2013 at 13:23

Im buying some road tyres for my specialized hard tail before i take on the london to southend bike ride.but is a tri suit compulsery for a triathlon?

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