I started training for triathlons in August of 2003. Since that time, I have competed in several races (pretty unsuccessfully, I might add), spent thosands of dollars on bikes, clothes, books, electronics, mp3 players, etc., and suffered one cracked helmet, one broken chain, one destroyed rear derailleur, too many blisters to count, swimmers shoulder, and a broken rib. Actually, i've now broken ribs on 2 occastions!
In short, I love it.
|July 20-26||Iowa||RAGBRAI||Awesome week!!!||450mi|
|Aug 17||Omaha, NE||Corporate Cycling Challenge||42mi|
|Aug 23||Council Bluffs, IA||Black Squirrel Triathlon||1k||21mi||6.2mi|
|Aug 31||Everywhere||Nike+ Human Race||10k|
|Sep 14||Omaha, NE||Bike Masters Fall Century||100mi|
|Sep 21||Omaha, NE||Corporate Cup Run||10k|
|Sep 28||Omaha, NE||Omaha Marathon|
Here is what 2007 is starting to look like:
|May 28||Omaha, NE||Boys Town Memorial Day Run||Registered||5 mi|
2006 was a TOTAL BUST! Due to some unforseen personal problems, I didn't get a single Tri in all year long. I did, however, do 500mi at RAGBRAI, so the year wasn't a total loss from that perspective!
Tentative racing schedule for 2006:
|Lincoln (Half) Marathon
|Aug 21?||Omaha, NE||15mi||Corporate Cycling Challenge||42mi|
|Sep 18?||Omaha, NE||15mi||Corporate Cup Run
Here is my racing schedule for 2005:
|May 1||Lincoln, NE||Lincoln Half-Marathon||13.1 mi @ 9:18/mi|
|June 25||Pella, IA||Dutchman Triathlon
|1.5 km||40 km||10 km|
|July 31||Innsbrook, MO||Quartermax||.6 mi||30 mi||6.5 mi|
|Aug 21||Omaha, NE||Corporate Cycling Challenge||42 mi|
|Sep 18||Omaha, NE||Corporate Cup Run||10km @ 9:30/mi|
I highly recommend Carmichael Training Systems if you are in need of an on-line coach. And certainly checkout slowtwitch for great tri information in general.
Check out the story of my first triathlon (yeah, this the pic from '05, but I didn't grab last year's and I don't feel like photoshopping right now...)
Road rash rules!!! This is from a nasty spill I had on August 5, 2004, resulting in a ripped tire, popped tube, broken rib, and cracked helmet. But you should see the sidewalk! (joke)
Thi is my bike... A 2003 Cervelo Dual. I've made a couple upgrades... Shimano 10-speed Ultegra most recently. I also have a Polar 725 and power output system on it.