My name is Ignacio, I am 25 years old from Chile (yes, where Ironman Pucon 70.3 takes place)
I want to start practicing triathlon and participate in some competitions in some months (8-10) in the categories sprint and olimpic.
In order to introduce my experience in this sport I can say I have never trained with a coach, so I do not have a good technique and I have been swimming for some months in a pool and in the last weeks in a lake, I have also been practicing MTB for some weeks but now I am planing to get the right equipment and start training as I should.
Regarding to my records on my watch I have this:
Swimming 2K: 42 minutes
Swimming 1K: 20 minutes
Running 5K: 26 minutes
Cycling: I have never used a road bike
I know those records are horrible, but that is why I am here, to get recommendations and get the right equipment.
By the way the equipment I have adquired is the following:
Suit: Speedo Proton
Cap: Speedo Fastskin 3
Googles: Speedo Speedsocket 2.0
Watch: Garmin Forerunner 735xt
That is all I have now, but what I have been looking for is the following:
Shoes: Asics Cumulus, Kayano 24, Kayano 25, Nimbus 20, Nimbus 21, New Balance 1400v6, 1500v5.
These are just some models I have found while reading, I can also find some brands like Under armour, Nike, Adidas, Skechers and some models from Hoka One, Mizuno, among others.
Bicycle: Specialized Allez Sprint Disc (I have been looking for a road bike instead of a specific triathlon bike because of the distances I plan to do)
Helmet: Specialized Propero 3, Prevail 2
Shoes: Specialized trivent, torch 2.0
I had a good experience with this brand in my country, it has a good guarantee and I can get a discount if I get the bike and some extra equipment, but note that you can recommend me any other model that you consider good.
I must say that I prefer buy just one time instead of keep improving my equipment, it is hard to sell the equipment in my city so I prefer to invest in something that will last until I get enough experience.
I know my english is not as good as I want, but I am still learning, sorry about that.
Thanks in advance guys.