im doing my first tri this year - the half (non branded!) IM - the Avenger.
planning on trying my first bit of front crawl pool swimming since i was about 10 on sunday. eeek hope i dont drown. or if i do that there is a lovely lifeguard to save me. wish me luck!
well im 5'9 so i reckon i might be ok with some walking and some doggie paddle perhaps.....! hehe.
does anyone have a kind of plan i could steal? iv never properly trained for races ive done before with a structured plan - just did some running of varying distances and kind of winged it!
am not sure this will work with a half IM........
(p.s. thanks for the replies! )
thanks CH - thats really useful. i live in Jersey so hitting the coast trails as a practice wont be hard!
also like that the swim is shallow.....shallow enough to walk if i need a rest??!
haha priority me thinks!!
have just signed up to do the Avenger half IM at Ragley Hall in June 2014. Used to go there as a child and play in the maze so fab venue and cant wait BUT
I'M SCARED! well...a bit.
have a running background (doing the Barca Mara in March), cycle to work most days, can only swim backstroke. slowly.
has anyone done this race that might have any advice?! or does anyone have any general hints/tips or can point me in the direction of a decent plan?
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