Hi guys(and gals) I'm not new to bike forums in particular but to the Triathlon section.
I'm looking to get started in triathlons right now. I'm thinking it would be much more interesting than sitting my rear on a saddle for a couple of hours a day.
Now, my cycling is decent, my training rides are about 40-50 miles. I am still trying to push that higher. I want to be able to comfortably say that 80mi is no problem. My swimming could use some help but the swim coach at my school said he could help me with my form if I go in after school a couple times a week.
Now, my running is seriously messed up. I am absolutely certain that my feet are rolling, not sure if they are rolling outside or inside but I know I have bad running form. I am going to see a podiatrist about this since I also have problems standing for long periods of time.
I also have a great advantage. One of my teachers has competed in an Ironman, so I can talk to him about some training tips.
Any help at all(links, stuff that worked for you, anything) would be much appreciated. Also, when I do my first triathlon(I know, thats a ways away just want to be prepared) should I have a tri specific bike? I kind of blew all my money on my current ride(specialized s-works E5 w/full chorus and Mavic kyserium SSL's) and it would take me awhile to save up enough for a new ride. Could I get by with some new wheels and aero-bars? No problem if I had to get a tri-specific bike, but I would have to save up for awhile unless i started to work more(not an option for atleast another 2 years).
Thanks for the help!
p.s. sorry if I got any terminology wrong, or if I sound like I don't know what the heck I'm talking about