I'm hoping that buying the right stuff and gearing will set my training up for the best Tri and race season ever :)
Exciting Tri stuff/news #1 - I've signed up for another race
It's REV3 Maine the Olympic distance which is 0.9 swim / 25 mile bike and 6.2 run. It will be my first OLY distance and I'm really excited to make Maine the one. I've spectated this event twice in a row - both times I was there filming the From Fat To Finish Line documentary. Finally I'll not be just watching or holding a camera - I will be crossing the finish line!
|At Maine finish line - I'm the one dead center with the camera filming my friend Jen
Next year I'll be on the other side!
Cool Tri Stuff thing #2 - A shiny new road bike!!
|hello my pretty!
And before you get too excited over those cages...
Cool Tri Stuff #3 - pedals and shoes
|Link to product in case you're interested
If ya gonna do it, ya gotta do it right so I invested in these shoes and pedals. Both together cost $75 new off Amazon. The reviews were pretty good for such an inexpensive set and it seemed like a decent deal for a beginner clip person like me. The idea of adhering myself to the bike kind of freaks me out but I'll practice on the trainer and some grass until I get comfortable with them.
Oh. Did I mention trainer?
Cool Tri Stuff #4 - bike trainer
Well, triathlons get pricey but it is what it is. Found this trainer usually priced well over $300 for less than a third of the original cost on Craigslist. The lady said she really only used it once and it looked pretty brand new and immaculate. I recently joined the RTA (Ridgewood Tri Athlete) and they have a few classes a week on bikes and trainers. I'm looking forward to participating in those so felt this was a good investment.
Next on my list of tri stuff to do is to visit the bike shop sometime this week. I need to tune up and fit my bike before I'm ready to roll.
Yesterday I ran 4 miles and I rode a measly 15 minutes on a bike at the gym the other night. This week I plan on returning to some kind of training. I have a half marathon in April and I might try to find a sprint tri in May or June.
Hope your winter is going well!!
Get any new gear lately?