I am a plodder (half marathons mainly 2hrs) did FLM last year, and starting to be seduced by the idea of a triathlon. can swim 1500 m in an hour, do london to brighton bike ride each year so have a bit of experience in the three disciplines.
need to know on the bike/swim side what kit i would need, how much it would cost roughly (as a novice wouldn't want to pay 1000's for a bike) and how much time it takes to train for one,
do you think i could get up to speed on it by the one in august?, are there training plans specifically for triathlons?
your advice would be gratefully received