I confessed to my wife after I finished that I wanted to do an olympic distance. I mean I was feeling invincible. But a year later, new baby, new location, new job, etc. That seems a little daunting. May have to just stick with sprint tris.
Just actually did my first sprint tri last year. I did it in Steamboat Spring, CO. I would definitely recommend running one there. It is beautiful. I would love to do an olympic distance someday. Let me preface this, I am not an endurance athlete or really care to be, but doing 3 different disciplines is a lot of fun.
I was doing a transformation challenge with my sister at the beginning of my training, so I was doing a lot of lifting at the beginning. I would do cardio (tri training) in the morning and lift heavy at night. Once the transformation challenge was over I ramped back up my carb intake and focused more on the tri.
I usually did 5 to 6 days a week with 1 true rest day. Running is the easiest thing for me, so I only would do once a week. My typical week was: Monday - run, Tuesday - swim, Wednesday - bike, Thursday - swim, Friday - easy run/bike, Saturday - brick workout, Sunday - Rest.
I searched and found a simple workout plan for training for a sprint tri. Just like most things, just slowly build up distance/minutes of workout time.
Make sure, if you do not wear clip-in bike shoes, to tuck in your shoe laces in. I wasted a few minutes because my shoe lace got tangled up in my pedal. I had to stop, remove shoe, untangle, etc. I was shooting for 1 hour 30 minutes, but missed it by 2 minutes. I wasted time with the shoe deal and with my transition period. Practice getting the wet suit off!
Another thing that was mentioned above, be sure to practice open water prior to race day if you are doing an open water swim. It really is much more nerve racking than you realize.
To the other questions: A mountain bike will be fine. The pain, I am not sure, sorry. I would say 8 to 12 weeks out.
Most of all enjoy, it is a lot of fun!!! You will do great!!
Earle, you just pulled a Remy and commented first on your own forum, merely for upvotes.
In all seriousness, a BIG congrats to Remy/Matt!
Crap, he got his draft grade already. Looks like he isn't going to try hard or focus this year.
When I lived in Colorado, I was able to see Oregon and USC curb stomp CU. I also went to a few CSU games. We just moved for my wife's new job. We just got season tickets for Illinois State. Should be able to watch majority of the games. ISU's schedule does not interfere with OSU's!
Seeing Troy Smith have is "Heisman Moment" against PSU. The scramble and pass to Robiskie.
Always auto upvote for Saved by the Bell
Lived in Byhalia (in between Marysville and Kenton) my whole life up until college.
Met my wife at OSU. Moved to Lexington, KY for my wife to do graduate school. Moved to Fort Collins, Colorado for my wife to more graduate school.
Moving back to the midwest (Normal, IL) in July. It has been fun living other places for now, but Ohio is home and I miss it.
I agree with some posters up above, I get really cranked up when people insult Ohio.
+1 for the a/s/l reference
I was there for that!!!! Sitting in the south stands. I could hardly see it. I thought it was an incomplete pass and then the stadium erupted. I looked at my wife and asked "how in the world did he catch that?"