My friend and running buddy wants us to do our first duathlon together. The one we were thinking about is in August, two weeks before our triathlon relay (Iím the biker, sheís the runner). The course looks very challenging with lots of climbing. We figured training for this will help me on the triathlon with 2 weeks of rest and easier rides. I suggested we do a spring duathlon to get out feet wet and to see how we like it.
05/15 - Spring Du: 2mile RUN, 15 mile BIKE, 4 mile RUN. The bike course is rolling hills. The race is small with only 70 people last year and there were 2 people in the group I would register in so I may be able to win something.
08/07- Summer DU: 2mile RUN, 26 mile BIKE, 4 mile RUN. The bike course is hilly.
08/21 - Summer TRI relay: 17.5 mile BIKE on rolling hills with one steep climb. I did this race last year on the same bike. I also trained on the course since I live in the area.
Right now I have a Cannondale Quick 6. Itís called a flat bar road bike but looking at it, itís a hybrid. Do I need to upgrade to a road bike?
$$$ are an issue. My older son needs a new bike. I prefer a used bike store bike. His current bike is from Toys R Us and it is so heavy, 2 summers ago I threw out my wrist lifting it onto the bike rack. I had to wear a wrist brace for a few weeks. He hates riding it. My son needs an adult size bike, so I thought I would get an entry level road bike and give him my hybrid. The road bikes I saw at one LBS started at $850, out of my price range right now. If I can get one for less than $500, I may get it.
My concern is cheaper doesn't mean itís the right bike for me. I may get a great deal based on price and can't ride it because itís not right.
I also saw a hybrid that's not heavy for $100 at Dick's or Target that I could get my son.
Is it worth updrading or should I just keep riding mine? Thoughts?
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
| Pounds lost: 17.6