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im going to do my first Tri in a years time! and have some Q's
firstly the reason its a year away is im on the isle of wight and their triathlon is held every sept.
i would do this years but i do not own a bike and the local swimming pool is closed until oct.
so the Q's i have got
swimming - im not sure how good i am, im in good shape, 29 and love fitness, i use the gym 4 times a week at least, i recently completed the spartan race in a decent time.
the swim is 600m what time should i be aiming for? its a pool swim, im not to keen on speedo budgie smugglers, can i wear tri shorts in swimming pools?
Bike - i am looking thru the cycle to work scheme and have seen a Claud Butler Echelon 2012 which i can get for around £430, once extras are on it will be around £500, is this a decent enough bike, i will look to do others once i have completed the Island one, and probably keep an eye out for duathlons prior to the event for training. there are probably better bikes for the money but i am on the isle of wight and its the bike shop my employer is signed up with, there is another shop that sells treks but prefer the carbon fork option of the CB
My running is pretty decent, average around 7min miles but with training can drop into mid 6 mins
Thanks in advance, Barry