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Hi all, finally plucked up the courage to enter my first ever triathlon.
May as well test myself on one of the toughest tri's out there!!!
I am posting for advice regarding swimming, I haven't done any in over 20 years, am I mad to think I can get to 2.4 miles by Sept 2014?
Could I do three quality sessions per week, even if that means dropping back on the cycling and running in order to get up to distance as quickly as possible?
I have downloaded a 0-1600 meter guide which says 7-10 weeks but I can't find any guides to get up to 2.4 miles, so I am unsure what a realistic time scale would be.
I am in a cycling club, I do at least 600 miles a month and where I live, I am surrounded by hills so I do my fair share of them.
I done 102 miles on Monday with nearly 6000 feet in 5:30 and that was into quite a strong head wind at times so I think my cycling is ok.
I done a half marathon in 1:38 last year, the longest I have ran is 20 miles which I did in just under 3 hours on a treadmill, I wasn't pushing myself I just set treadmill to 7mph, I just wanted to see how far I could run before I stopped (actually through boredom!)
I know that the run will be a whole lot different with a swim and bike before it next year
So please tell me the swimming is achievable?