im going to do my first Tri in a years time! and have some Q's
firstly the reason its a year away is im on the isle of wight and their triathlon is held every sept.
i would do this years but i do not own a bike and the local swimming pool is closed until oct.
so the Q's i have got
swimming - im not sure how good i am, im in good shape, 29 and love fitness, i use the gym 4 times a week at least, i recently completed the spartan race in a decent time.
the swim is 600m what time should i be aiming for? its a pool swim, im not to keen on speedo budgie smugglers, can i wear tri shorts in swimming pools?
Bike - i am looking thru the cycle to work scheme and have seen a Claud Butler Echelon 2012 which i can get for around £430, once extras are on it will be around £500, is this a decent enough bike, i will look to do others once i have completed the Island one, and probably keep an eye out for duathlons prior to the event for training. there are probably better bikes for the money but i am on the isle of wight and its the bike shop my employer is signed up with, there is another shop that sells treks but prefer the carbon fork option of the CB
My running is pretty decent, average around 7min miles but with training can drop into mid 6 mins
Thanks in advance, Barry
maybe i could swim the solent, ride to the venue and time it just in time for the run???
The CB http://claudbutler.co.uk/cycle-range/range/claud-butler-road-touring/b2846
haha that would be a beast!
im a prison service employee so i cant see why wiggle wouldnt be on the approved lists, only seen the isle of wight shops so far.
fallen in love with the Felt F85 though, just looks the part
well if its £600, with the no tax its only 480
whats the pizza express offer?
Tri shorts are fine in the pool, a lot of people will probably be wearing tri shorts or a tri suit. I always wear my tri shorts for training too.
Can't say too much about the bike as I don't have much of a clue about bikes.
You live on an small island so can't be more than 10 miles from the sea at any time, can't you swim in that?? it would be free too. swimming times would vary on ability obiously but would be in the range of between 1:30 - 3 minutes per 100m.
Is there a tri club on the island? or perhaps you could try and find someone else interested in tri's to split the cost of coming to the mainland? would be a shame to wait a you to do your first one.
im only 1 mile from the sea, however in the pool theres no current and waves and if i do go under there are people that are employed to save me!
im do not think i am a weak swimmer but would rather have a bit of practise in a safe environment first
there is a club acording to google but the calender looks a bit bleak with just training sessions but i can find out more hopefully thru local sources
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