Birthday time and would like to get a watch for Interval Training (Just a watch, not a HRM as well) that will do two time setting with at least 10 intervals. So for example a watch I can set for two minutes with one minute recovery for up to 10 intervals. If more that would be great.
Years ago Casio did such watches but seem to struggle to get equivalents now.
If is any help I done my first Olympic at the weekend after years of talking about it. I completed the Swanage Classic which I am told was maybe not the best choice for a first olympic. The course was a challenge!
My biggest concern in the build up was making the bike distance. Recent Sprint events I have had enough after 20K. So I have put in some higher mileage rides getting up to 30 miles on a morning commute. I rode out the course twice before the event to note where the challenges were. I am really pleased I did! Guess it is obvious but I would always recommend riding the course beforehand. Due to so much biking I did little running and no swimming (I swim technically well but very slow).
Lessons I learnt from Sunday
1. Maybe a flat course is good for the first event
2. Practice swimming in the environment of the event. Lake swimming and sea swimming are very different and lakes and river swims vary. This is where I could have benefitted for Sunday. Signing was difficult Sunday and would have helped to be nearer the tale of the pack