Going to start my triathlon training
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Starting next week, I am going to start my triathlon training with my hired coach. She is going to train me for the next several months in preparation for my Olympic Distance, open- water triathlon in September.
I just learned how to swim in July 2015 and I am not very fast or efficient in the water just yet. I have done a few lap pool triathlons, sprint distance, but not an open water or an Olympic distance. I am going to have to get a wet suit, learn how to swim in open water and increase my distance and speed.
I have to get some upgrades for my road bike and turn it into a triathlon bike. I will need a new saddle, add aero bars, a new chain and hopefully new wheels. I just got some new cycling shoes and a new helmet before the season ended last year. I also just got a tune up for my bike last month, added some new tape for the handle bars and got it cleaned up. I am hoping that it will last me through the season. It might be the cheapest, oldest, and possibly the only road bike in the event.
The running part is my strength. I just got some new shoes and new socks. I may have to buy a new Garmin watch though. I have a really old cheapy one and would like to upgrade to the vivoactive one. Maybe I can get one item every paycheck so it doesn't set me back to much all at once.
This is expensive. But I am excited.