York Triathlon April 2016

I entered this as its something i’ve always wanted to do. I’ve done the Tough Guy a few times, some 10k’s, half marathons etc.

I haven’t properly swum for sometime, but i’m getting better at this, i need to improve as on registration i put my time down as 8:00 for 400m. Yeah its only a sprint triathlon to start with. The running i’m ok with, i do the parkrun every saturday, i’m pretty used to 5k. I’ve never actually been on a road bike before, mountain bike yes, motorbike yes, never a road bike though! I got told i need to practice or my arse is going to suffer from the biking! I have just over 1 month! Bought a bike yesterday from Evans Cycles, i get 50% off with my Vitality insurance, i bought the cheapest road bike on the site! I figure i’m not going to win the triathlon anyway so spending £2,000 to shave of 1 minute of time doesn’t quite add up. i bought a helmet too, apparently no helmet no triathlon.

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Thats the bike, a Fuji Sportif 2.3 2015 Road Bike, it has 3 reviews and a 4.5 star rating out of 5. I know absolutely fuck all about the bike, or any other road bike. People kept telling loads of different shit, i should spend as much as possible on a frame and build the bike!! I should spend at least £2,000. I just nodded along with them, while all the while thinking they’re fucking mad, who spends £2,000 on a push bike, for their first bike! Who spends £2,000 on a push bike unless your a fucking pro!

I did the same with the helmet as the bike, bought the cheapest one on the website! I could regret that more than buying a cheap bike i reckon. It was half price though, it should have £45, and again it has 4.5 stars out of 5 with 3 ratings!

The bike came.

Not been anywhere though on the bike, weekend in Barca, and its England, the weather is shit. Bough a bottle holder and some foot holder grip things (don’t know the technical name). Hoping to get out on it this week sometime, or the weekend. I need to get my arse used to riding, or i’m going to suffer!

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