*knock knock* I am going to be doing my first tri this year and I am a complete beginner. Is this a good place to hang out? I can't see a thread for beginners and don't know if you're all very advanced?
I'm quite scared about the whole thing and feel some counselling is needed over the next few months!
Superman - I know for a fact (but not from personal experience) that pool running, if done properly, can be as good as, or better, than real running. I have a club mate who is injured a lot and she does a lot of pool running: intervals, long run - the lot, and she has just run a HM pb of 1:19 off this. She doesn't use an aqua belt but she's clearly very strong. I'd sink if I tried that!
Ruth - thank you for that info. Your posts really brilliant.