"As a newbie, you need help. You can certainly save money buy purchasing a used bike, but only if you have someone with you that you know and trust to get you a good deal on an appropriate bike.
I think you're much better off getting help…"
""Pain is temporary. It may last for a day, an hour, a week or a year but it will eventually subside, but quitting lasts forever!" -Lance Armstrong
I use that when I am working out and getting into shape. When I want to take a short cut or…"
Have any of you done the Warrior Dash? Those of you that don't know what the Warrior Dash is, it is a 3.18 mile run/obstical couse. The 13 obsticals are climbing over hay bails, high stepping over tires, crawling over tangled nets, climbing over junk cars, crawling though black tunnels, crawling through black trenches, jumping through tangled ropes, running through water, crawling over nets, running through thick brush, waiding though waist deep water and jumping over logs, going under barbed…See More
"I just started my training for triathlons 2 weeks ago. I am slowly getting into shape after years of neglect to my body and the birth of my daughter. I love to swim, biking is also fun, but I HATE to run! I hate it with a passion! I started walking…"
"Thank you for all of the awesome ideas, advice, and warm welcome!
I am going to check all these places out for a bike. I am enjoying losing weight, toning up, getting stronger, and training! For once in my life I like going to the gym. I…"
"Thank you all so much! Eveyone was very helpful! I take tri spinning classes but I need to actually get on a bike to get more experience.
Tri training is pretty fun but challenging so far. I'm not seeing results in my body yet but I'm…"
"Yes to what others have posted. Being that the end of the year is soon coming, some bike shops will start to drop the price the current stock to bring in the new models. Check them out. REI usually has decent prices on road bikes. Some years ago I…"
"My first was a TREK road bike. She's good, but of course...now I want better! Start there, though. A lot of bike shops will have Bike Swaps, too. Sometimes you can get a pretty decent bike, and they'll help you choose. Good luck w/ tri…"
I am 24 year old college student from Louisiana. I am married and I have a beautiful daughter that was born at the end of July 2010. I love to swim and I really love to compete. I don't know much about tri's other than the 3 events but I am very eager to learn.
My Tri Story:
I have wanted to participate in a triathlon for 3 years now. I let everything stand in my way. "I'm too fat", "I'm not in shape", "I'll start training tomorrow", "I don't have a bike", "I don't have a gym membership.","I don't know what I am doing." I wanted to do my first tri before I got married. But it didn't happen. Now after my daughter I am doing it FINALLY! I cannot wait to learn about tri's, get into shape/train, and finally race!
Welcome to the site! I am USA Triathlon Certified Coach, an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, a Kona Ironman World Championship Triathlete, and own/operate In Training LLC, Utah's first fulltime triathlon coaching company. I have been coaching for 8 years now, have coached over 600 athletes, and have been competing myself for about 11 years. As well as coaching locally, I also offer online coaching so if you're ever interested in learning more about my online coaching services, please feel free to ask! Oh, my rates for online coaching are probably the best in the country!