Hi, i’m Andy, new to the forum.
So a bit about me: i did a sprint tri at london 10 years ago and had a nigthmare, bloke in front of me in the swim had a full on panic attack, turned on his back and kicked me in the face repeatedly, i swam straight into it, nearly lost my eyesight in one eye, i finished the swim and after coming out of the water i couldn’t see, eye was completely closed over, spent four hours in moorfields.
i said never again.
So i started running 3 years ago and got into a few marathons, i enjoy it so i have 3 booked in over the next 7 weeks and am loving them, am hoping for 4hr ish time for all three. Berlin is up first, then dublin 4 weeks later.
So Triathlon caught my eye again, the fecker, i thought nah, not happening, then i started looking daily, then i found out my gym has a triathlon club… so i started going swimming 3 times a week( for the record getting swim stroke back to a reasonable level is hard going but i’m building slowly) before i speak with them. it’s helping my running fitness no end.
then today i got my bike in out of the shed, it’s not got a dot of rust on, but it’s old and a bit battered, and heavy. i just spent 2 hours stripping it off all it’s parts and i’m sitting here looking at carbon this and carbon that… i am thinking of rebuilding it from the frame up and buying all of the parts in and building a fastish road bike.
So anyway that’s me, my questions,
Should i get a coach?
should i stop looking at half iron distances as a first race back?
if you were re building a bike where would you start?