In celebration of my fiftieth birthday this summer, I am entering the Lactic Edge Triathlon this summer! Now, I have never, ever had a number on my chest... never in a race, never on a team. I am so excited/scared/nervous!
After a 500 yard swim, I will be riding my bike 17 miles, and then "running" 3.1 miles. I can ride 17 miles pretty much no problem but not very swiftly. I am taking a couple swimming lessons and working on my Couch to 5k to get ready. Meanwhile I am looking at my bike...
Now, the tri is put on by the YMCA and my two goal are: (1) Don't Die (2) Don't Quit. So speed isn't my central goal but it is good to be thinking about it for the first time. I've always wondered how far I can go, not how fast I can go.
So, with all that said, I have two bikes: a vintagie cruiser with baskets and a cupholder and an early 90's Schwinn Cross-Fit.
which is what I will pretty much have to ride since there is no way I can afford to get a new bike. I am already breaking the bank on running shoes but I can probably come up with some money for bike improvements by July 7th (the big day).
I am FULL of questions... How do you train for speed? What would be my best bang for the buck up-grades for my bike? Any "first tri" advice?
Life has no remote... get up and change it yourself!
| current weight: 165.0