The Gear You Will Really Need to Get Started

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By Vicki Edwards, East End Tri

Vicki Edwards Triathlon CoachThe sport of triathlon can be very expensive. If you go to a tri specific store, you can be talked into so much equipment it will make your head spin. Will you need it all? No, not right away. If you decide to stay in the sport, you will slowly accumulate everything you need.

For that first triathlon, what do you really need? Let’s break it down.
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MY FIRST TRY (TRI)

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By Vicki Edwards, East End Tri

Vicki Edwards Triathlon TrainerI don’t know how it happened. It felt more like punishment for losing a bet. It felt like self-inflicted torture. Why would anyone want to swim, then bike and then run IN THE SAME DAY??? These people were crazy and I was crazier for agreeing to do it.

I didn’t know about training so I just did some runs, a few bikes and swam in my pool. I never put them all together or trained any of the disciplines back to back. I figured if I could run for 3 miles, bike an hour and swim for 15 minutes I was good to go. Transition? What is that?
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