swam for 50 minutes without stopping, lost count with lengths but guessing around 1 mile wasn't pretty or quick but couldn't care about that. Now got some confidence for races next year, number one already sold out but have two more options. Had a small bike ride after the swim as well.
Thanks for the replies ended up getting campagnolo neutron wheels, took them for a spin yesterday and seemed to make quite a bit of difference hills seemed a lot easier. Also bought a new saddle a ism one, my backside really appreciated it.