VA Newbie needs advice...

VA Newbie needs advice...

Post by Wolf » Sat, 11 Mar 1995 18:46:53


Hey all,

        Having been a competitive swimmer since five and run XC
and track from 7th grade through first year in college, I
figured I would give triathlons a shot sometime.  Well, that
time is now.  I have pretty much burned out doing just swimming
and just running, and now I want to get out on the road and do
all three.  Any advice on how to do training, what books might
be helpful (more for the cycling and tri thing as I have the
others down pretty well), what triathlons in the central VA
(C***tesville) to Md area would be good for a beginner, and
any other advice will be greatly appreciated.  Like I said
cycling is my weakness in terms of experience, training,
competing, and the whole psychological aspect, so I need more
advice in this area.  Btw, I have invested in a bike (didn't
think my old Mt bike would work too well:) and one of the three
shops in Cville had good prices...so I invested in a
Specialized Epic Pro ('94), with full Ultegra 600 w/ STI, Look
pedals, Mavic rims, Scott clip-on bars, and I already had a
helmet, oh, and shoes as well.  Is there any other bike stuff I
might need?  Also are there any more cross country type
triathlons that might use Bt bikes, run on XC type course,
etc?  I really don't like running on roads- call me spoiled,
but the scenery is really what I go for when racing!  (Best XC
course we raced- still hold course record too- was through
woods, over stream twice, and through some corn fields!:)  
        Also a little more off the subject but does anyone know
of a source for the old Swedish goggles that have the plastic
bridge (sorta bows out and has notches for adjustment)...let me
get the old ones out... they are made by Hind.  Guess it might
be a good idea to ring them.  :)  Oh, yeah, and I heard that
Ross Labs was back to making Exceed!  Any details on this?  I
used to drink the stuff like it crazy- especially big fan of
their high carb drink, my fifth meal of the day during XC
season!

        Thanks in advance and while I guess it would be nice to
post anything that might be useful to others I would appreciate
it if you could send a copy to me as Sping Break (at long
last!) starts for us tomorrow and I will be away from the
monitor for a week, ie the newsgroup might be kindly cleaned of

Simple enough, eh?  Thanks all, and hope to see some of you
either in the drink, rolling the asphalt, or flying on the
trail (all meant in best of way:).

C ya,
Brad
--


Lyncathropy...the solution to white tail over population.
"U volka v zubakh-Egorii dal" -Ancient Slavic Proverb

 
 
 

VA Newbie needs advice...

Post by Kenneth Burres » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 11:52:19


(Wolf        ) writes:

Quote:

>Hey all,

>    Having been a competitive swimmer since five and run XC
>and track from 7th grade through first year in college, I
>figured I would give triathlons a shot sometime.  Well, that
>time is now.  I have pretty much burned out doing just swimming
>and just running, and now I want to get out on the road and do
>all three.  Any advice on how to do training, what books might
>be helpful (more for the cycling and tri thing as I have the
>others down pretty well), what triathlons in the central VA
>(C***tesville) to Md area would be good for a beginner, and
>any other advice will be greatly appreciated.  Like I said
>cycling is my weakness in terms of experience, training,
>competing, and the whole psychological aspect, so I need more
>advice in this area.  Btw, I have invested in a bike (didn't
>think my old Mt bike would work too well:) and one of the three
>shops in Cville had good prices...so I invested in a
>Specialized Epic Pro ('94), with full Ultegra 600 w/ STI, Look
>pedals, Mavic rims, Scott clip-on bars, and I already had a
>helmet, oh, and shoes as well.  Is there any other bike stuff I
>might need?  Also are there any more cross country type
>triathlons that might use Bt bikes, run on XC type course,
>etc?  I really don't like running on roads- call me spoiled,
>but the scenery is really what I go for when racing!  (Best XC
>course we raced- still hold course record too- was through
>woods, over stream twice, and through some corn fields!:)  
>    Also a little more off the subject but does anyone know
>of a source for the old Swedish goggles that have the plastic
>bridge (sorta bows out and has notches for adjustment)...let me
>get the old ones out... they are made by Hind.  Guess it might
>be a good idea to ring them.  :)  Oh, yeah, and I heard that
>Ross Labs was back to making Exceed!  Any details on this?  I
>used to drink the stuff like it crazy- especially big fan of
>their high carb drink, my fifth meal of the day during XC
>season!

>    Thanks in advance and while I guess it would be nice to
>post anything that might be useful to others I would appreciate
>it if you could send a copy to me as Sping Break (at long
>last!) starts for us tomorrow and I will be away from the
>monitor for a week, ie the newsgroup might be kindly cleaned of

>Simple enough, eh?  Thanks all, and hope to see some of you
>either in the drink, rolling the asphalt, or flying on the
>trail (all meant in best of way:).

>C ya,
>Brad
>--


>Lyncathropy...the solution to white tail over population.
>"U volka v zubakh-Egorii dal" -Ancient Slavic Proverb

Dear Newbie:
Call UltraCoach 800-400-1390 and we would be glad to get a Newbie going
with interactive software that gives you workouts based on your training
performance and goals.
Ken Burres MD