Approaching the first attempt at a triathlon
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Well I am less than 2 weeks away from my first triathlon. I know that I can complete it (barring any mishaps)... I am concerned about how well I will do though - I thought it would be enough just to do it and complete one, but now I want to be somewhat competitive. My biking time is killing me - I am a good 10-15 minutes slower than most of the competitors on the bike. Part of it is that I have a 15 year old mountain bike that I am using - I can't afford a new bike right now so I am going to just have to suck it up. I don't know how to get faster on the bike - I've been riding regularly for the last 3 months and while my pace has significantly increased - it has leveled off for the last month. And slower than I would like. I am frustrated. I know I shouldn't be - I know that I can complete all the portions of the race - just maybe not to my satisfaction.
Any suggestions to increase the speed on the bike?