Monday, May 08, 2006

Sensory Overload!

I went to my local bike shop this past weekend to start educating myself on which bike to get. I started out looking for a Triathlon specific bike, not many shops carry them. The shop "guy" suggested I look into a road bike for everyday training and for my first few triathlons. If I plan on sticking with it, then invest in a Triathlon bike. Sounds like good advice I guess!

After a couple of hours comparing bikes, I was starting to suffer from sensory overload. I think I have it narrowed down to the following manufactures, Trek, Cannondale, Felt and Cervelo. At first glance (and in my price range) they all had about the same components, Shimano 105 and Ultegra was the norm and various carbon fiber bits. I guess the next step before I place down the cash will be a test ride.

More to come tonight........... I started running today!

When I was younger I ran 4 to 5 miles almost every day for fitness (not by choice, Army National Guard 8 yrs.) and averaged just under 7 minute miles. Today I ran 3.2 miles on the treadmill and it took me 30 minutes, I guess I'm a little out of shape! I must say, It felt great to run again.

3 comments:

Eric said...

John,
Being a triathlete I can tell you that there is nothing better than being healthy by training in these 3 sports. Let me warn you, this sport is addicting in every good way possible. Good luck and have fun.
Eric

Sherri said...

Hey John,
Congratulations on your new goal! Very exciting! I, too, am in the beginning stages of training for a sprint race. My 29th birthday is coming up and I decided to wish myself a very happy one in the form of a tri! I will continue reading your post! Best of luck to you!

Tri-John said...

Eric,
I can't wait to learn more about the sport, train hard and enter my first triathlon....and have fun!

Sherri,
Thank you! It’s exciting to have a goal and work hard to achieve it. Good luck with your training and I look forward to future comments.

John