Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Focus trash find commuter, Eddy Merckx Corsa, BP Stealth TT bike, Leader 720 TT bike, Boardman Comp Hybrid drop bar conversion, Quantec CX budget cyclocross build, SerottaNOS frameset ready to build up!
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Look, itīs your first one,
Your aims should be:
1) Have as much fun as possible.
2) Keep hydrated and healthy. Donīt take any unnecessary risks on the bike, pace yourself on the run.
3) Finishing knowing you could have gone a bit faster, thatīs great motivation for the subsequent training.
I would absolutely not worry about any time targets at this stage. Heck, I finished 3rd from last in my first one (in my defence I accidently did the regional championships, and was the only beginner there) but I had a hoot. The blind guy beat me, he was an impressive athlete, although it was a bit of a surprise when he stormed passed me on my jog.
All in my (very) humble opinion of course.