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First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: Today at 11:51

Bit of both towards the end in the water but then as soon as I stood up I knew something wasn't right.

First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: Today at 11:29

I didn't use the tri bars as knew it wold be a fiddly course, took me 3 laps to come round after the swim, transition was 10 minutes, I felt awful, literally  had jelly legs. Ruined it for me tbh but I now have an idea about triathlons so can prepare over the winter and get some training and weight off.

First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: Today at 11:07

1 x 30 minute session.  Thanks, a few people mentioned earplugs. It was awful, I almost quit it was that bad, felt like I was going to fall over sideways or throw up.

 

First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: Today at 10:46

Hi all, well I did my first tri yesterday. I did the sprint one, 750m swim, now usually in the pool im a good swimmer, ex lifeguard etc, always get a  good  stroke pattern  and breathing good. I trained to 1500 metres to be sure I was ok with 750m in the lake. 

Anyhow yesterdays swim I exited the lake and felt drunk, could not focus, dizzy and  felt sick, was weird, like I had vertigo. I almost quit, never felt like that before even after a marathon. I composed myself and just managed to get my shoes on and get on the bike, my plan was to try see how I feel after 1 lap.

Anyhow  I finished it, enjoyed it after I had come round on lap 3 of the bike but OMG how I felt  after that swim was awful.

Now I know my wetsuit is ill fitting, im 5.8 and at the moment over 2-3 stone overweight so had to get an XL suit that's too big height wise but just manages to get round my belly. Also rather then the usual tilt to breathe from 1 side every 2nd stroke my stroke was awful, couldn't put  my head in the water hardly so kept swinging my head side to side to breathe, really amateur like a newbie swimmer.

Any advice?

On the plus side was a great day and really enjoyed it  but feck me the sprint had some right hills in the run section

First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 12:00

Doing the Brownlee Tri Sprint Harewood House tomorrow, first one on the long road to the half ironman and full ironman UK next year.

Bit nervous, don't wanna look an idiot to start with and a few what do I do questions.

Like when I take off my wetsuit where do I put it, on the floor, hang over the bike rack, wont my shoes etc be everywhere or a simple plastic bag be ok?

Do I take a bag for things next to my bike for the run like  my running hat?

Will I get times for each stage I do, swim, cycle, run or a combined time?

Will people be using tri bars or should I not bother?

Thanks

 

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:18

The training will be done trust me. Just did the great north run this week as part of the training.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 11:23

Great advice thanks. Already started training, got my first triathlon this sunday as my introduction.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:38

OK thanks, I have some alloy  tri bars already. I presume the lighter the bike the less exertion to get it round is needed.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:27

I've done 30 on the road bike. 30 on mountain bike.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:27

Thanks guys some cracking advice there and  a nagging dilemma solved, so decent carbon road bike with aero wheels and carbon tri bars and an aero helmet yes and I'm good to go. Can also train up on that.

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