Am looking around for the next fun-day out but no idea as yet. Still trying to figure out what the deal is with various Tri distances ... is a sprint meant to have 750m swim? Thinking of going for a non-leasure centre type swim but then I'll have to faff with a wetsuit ... but I asssum it's hilarious trying to get it off quickly.
Will put in a decent amount of effort for the next one (only had 4 week warning for Henley). Any suggestions for a good sprint tri with an outdoor swim ? Will probably build up to an olympic distance eventually but not yet.
Thank Dr N!! Definately going to invest in a fast bike now, my hybrid just wasn't up to scratch this morning. Intrigued if anyone else gets issues with cramps on the cycle. I had to be very careful how I pushed down on the pedal 4-6 km because they were twinging away, but they relaxed after that. My dad seems to think that it's fairly common but can't find any details.
First Tri for me and loved every second of it. Was very nervous starting as I didn't really know what to expect, wondered how the swim would pan out and wasn't looking forward to coming last. Swim went well apart from being hit in the mouth by an on-coming swimmer, borrowed a mates road bike to try out for the cycle and whizzed along that properly sorted me out. Came in at 1:31ish so overall chuffed to bits. I clocked the cycle as 26km as well, which cam as a shock considering the email confirmation actually said it was 20km. hey ho added to the fun. Also speedo clocked me at 60kph down the biggest hill !!
Am yet to get into tights, I find decent shorts good enopugh and have netting to keep things in place. Boxers tend to give me severe chafing so I end up John Wayning it around the office. I've also heard cycling type shorts are decent and if you're more of a man than most (THG) looser shorts over the top.
Unfortunately I've been out of action for a while and just getting back into it now. My legs have got flabbier and tend to rub more now, soon try and sort that out.
I agree, go to a decent shoe shop and they'll sort you out. Wrong trainers can lead to all manner of problems and completely dabilitate you (apologies about spelling). What the trainers look like should come about 2nd or 3rd on the list after tyope of padding, comfort and fit etc.