Newbie, totally unfit, green as hell and particularly clueless!!
I have a list of things I wanna do on this earthly plane before I leave and completing a triathlon has always been in the top 10, along with twin redhead cheerleaders, Gillian Anderson etc.... but at least this one is achievable!
So have taken the plunge, entered the super sprint in Tatton Park in September 2011 and am going to the gym doing RPM/Spin classes and hoping to start doing some roadwork in the next week once I procure a set of wheels.
36 years old, 18 stone, 175cm high, ex PE teacher who now owns a Hot Tub and exercise pool business, (you may have seen one of my pools in TRI UK if you ever venture in there, I don't exercise much, hate the gym but like having goals to work to and prefer getting fit as a by-product of doing something I enjoy rather than being on parade in some David Lloyds.
Am looking to be steered in correct direction as to training, purchasing of said bike, kit etc.....
Not bought a TT/triathlon bike yet but have been looking in china and over here, is a road bike best way to go to begin with then splash the cash later, or spend as much as I can afford right now (probably up to £2500 on everything)
I also face some quandaries in terms of buying a suit in that if I buy one that fits me at moment then presumably with training between now and september body shape will change to something resembling human/fit! Can I get away with training without a suit till race time?
Heart race monitors, are Polar still the best, are these nike watches any good?
at the moment I don't eat a lot but what i do eat is normally on the go as I have a long commute everyday (too long for bike, I have thought of it)
If you imagine I know sweet FA, then deduct a few IQ points, you will have a reasonable idea where I am with this at the moment.
All help gratefully accepted