Hello, I'm new to the triathlon world but I'm really serious about becoming a triathlete.
I'm currently running 15mi in 72mins. I only have ridden a stationary bike but I did 22mi in 61min. And my swim is horrible but I did 4x200yds w/ 100yd rest avaraging 2:15 per 200yd. I dont know if thats fast or not, I have never swam competitivly before but I totalled 17min 42secs for all four 2 hundreds.
I also dont understand the importance of candance or how to get it. I googled it and from what I read its basically RPMs. On the stationary bike I try to stay around 95 no matter the level of the bike.
But my main issue is as the subject states, what gear is needed? No matter the importance, from the obvious things (i.e. a bike, swim suit, and running shoes) to the small things (i.e. a bookbag, transition mat, or a swim cap)
Im competing in a road race in Feb 27th and I cant have aerobars and I was looking at the Felt Z100 and Felt F95. I dont want to buy anything really expensive until I have a good grasp on triathlon scene.
5'11'' 165lbs (avg)
10.3% Body Fat
Dont know if it matters but Im a black male relatively alot of lean muscle mass
My occupation is the marine corp