"Man I wish I would have had this reply a couple of years ago... points 1 and 2 were issues in the beginning of our marriage. I didn't realize that she was dissatisfied with the way that she looked (I certainly wasn't). I also…"
"I started with tri's about 3 years ago. First sprints, then Olympic distance, and then finally an Ironman 70.3. I think Olympic distances are a blast and are my favorite. Some advice I might suggest:
- I disagree with too much focus on swim.…"
"From the opposite end of the spectrum, here is my neophyte experience with triathlon...
Never having been a distance runner (in fact, a doctor once told me I was borderline asthmatic), I ran a sprint-distance triathlon in summer 2007 when I was at…"
I compete in several triathlons a year, and I can tell you that if you feel you have the cardio to do the run and the bike, your time is best spent training for the swim leg. For myself and most people, you can gain the most time and…"
I trained with a team - trained for the NYC Triathlon. Which was Olympic Distance. Just start running, and get a decent road bike, and swim swim swim. Swimming is the hardest aspect of the triathlon. Running you can improve quickly over a…"
"I've done a couple of tri's now, and they are lots of fun. You haven't mentioned what distance, so I will assume it is a sprint type. Races are not won in the swim generally, but they can be lost - start your wimming now. in the pool…"
"Steve, having worked in the Bicycling industry for over three years now and dealing with this on a daily basis, I can advise you get a bicycle that has an aggressive geometry - specifically a road bike or a bike that has similar feel like a flat-bar…"
"Steve, the the hardest part of a triathlon is the mental game. A lot of people do triathlons because it's cool, or popular, or whatever. But that gets pretty miserable. The number one tip I can give you is to make sure it's fun! If you…"
"New bikes are kind of a rip off. Look towards craigslist or local classifieds for a deal on a used bike. Chances are that it will suit you well and you can save some money. You dont necessarily need a road bike, although they are preferred because…"
"I knew early on that I didn't want to have kids. It wasn't totally a financial consideration (although that did factor in). I didn't have my vasectomy until I was in my mid 30s so I suppose I should count myself lucky given the number…"