>I have just started training towards my first triathlon which will be in
>Winder GA on July 12.
I'll probably do that one too - it will be my fourth (or maybe even
fifth if there's another sprint nearby between now and then). I did
two sprints last year, and just did the Buster Britton Memorial Tri
yesterday. I ought to write a race report...
>I'm a little worried because I know very little
>about triathlons apart from what I have seen on T.V. or read.
Don't go by what you see on TV. If you've followed much of the
threads here on RST, you know those aren't real triathlons anyway (why
not? see my next answer...)
>Is there anywhaere that I can get a copy of the rules of triathlons?
Right here. If you read rec.sport.triathlon long enough, you learn
that there are only three rules, and they all apply to the bike
portion of a tri: 1) No Drafting. 2) No Drafting. 3) No Drafting.
>Any advice anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. The plan
>for the first competition is to just finish even if it is a slow time,
>but you have to start somewhere.
>Thanks in advance,
> Alison Banfield
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