26/02/2009 at 23:00
Hi - I have run a couple of marathons (slowly) and last year husband declared he had enough of me running and I should take up something else, so I entered a couple of sprint tri's just to see what they were like. Needless to say, was great and have perhaps rashly entered 2 70.3's for the summer (including Monaco j27rt - I live in Limehouse) and am excited/nervous and am now desperately trying to work on being a better cyclist....and how not to drown as I run into the sea in Monaco....the list goes on. good luck all!
24/01/2009 at 01:40
Sorry, I am in London, so can't comment on TFN, but just grab loads of sizes and brands (Orca, 2xu etc) and try them all on - personally, I still need a sports bra as well (so take one with you to ensure it all works together) I liked the 2xu, but it didn't work for me with an extra bra, so it was Orca for me. Good luck - and you will know which one is the right one after you have tried a few on!
09/01/2009 at 00:50
me too - its great on those dark winter mornings - you can even use it to help you sleep (it has a setting which goes from light to dark!), although thats not normally a problem for me admitedly....
28/11/2008 at 00:30
I have no idea - bought Triathletes training bible (then sold it straight away I am afraid), then Don Fink with intention of using it do do 70.3. I couldn't work out how to adapt it for that distance either - so got a coach who does my plan for me! I quite liked the book though...
28/11/2008 at 00:30
Try Kevin @ Cycle Doctor, Canary Wharf re Orbea's - he stocks them, not sure whether he has that one at the shop (way beyond my price range!). Give him a call and I am sure he will help if he can (I am not related or anything, he just services my bikes!)
04/09/2008 at 23:50
and there I was thinking it was just me who thought it was complex....might give Don Fink a try (thanks for the suggestion alanford)!
27/08/2008 at 00:33
I took swimming lessons and did lots of practice in the pool (as it was the first bit of the event, worried about it most) - also bought a couple of books - collins need to know triathlon by joe beer (nice pictures and straightforward programmes) and your first triathlon by joe friel. both good introductions and useful reference reading before the big day.
Also, enter try a tri's as newbie events - I did 2 and absolutely loved them, everyone was so helpful - even putting on my numbers for me and helping me with my bag when I was panicking before the start!
And mainly, just enjoy it, its all about taking part and giving it a go for me....
13/08/2008 at 21:50
thanks - i looked at that book before and did find it a mystery, but will purchase and persevere, which combined with google hopefully might prove to be a solution.....! which race are you thinking of garydee?
13/08/2008 at 20:26
and me - I'd love to do this distance next year, but am not sure re programmes/books either (or would I be better to get an online coach, and how will I choose?) thanks!
12/08/2008 at 18:20
Hi! I did the corporate sprint on Sat too - and nearly drowned getting kicked at the start, but loved it, and managed 1.32 which I was happy with.....thames turbo next (nice pool swim so no more open water for me this year...!)
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