First of all, is it appropriate to discuss triathlons in this newsgroup ?
I am interested in participating in triathlons in the future. I've been
running fairly regularly for about five years and 8 minute miles is a
comfortable pace for me. I recently started bicycling, that is to say
bicycling more than a couple of miles at a time. I've never been much of
a swimmer, but I can slug it out on ***stroke for quite a while.
So, here are my questions for you experienced triathletes ("try - athletes ?")
1. Logistics: Does a non-serious triathlete need any kind of support staff
(to take care of bike, shoes, etc.) ?
2. Training: Any thoughts on the minimum amount of training for someone
who just wants to finish comfortably in (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km
run) or (1500 m swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run) races ?
3. What are your favorite triathlons (preferably in the above distance
ranges or thereabouts ?
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