Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:12
Ive done IM two weeks apart and on consecutive weekends, on both occasions the 2nd event was faster, and that wasn't for holding back on the first event. The one two weeks after the preceding event is still my PB.
Some people do IM's on consecutive days (double, deca, etc).
It depends what you want from it, what you enjoy, I enjoy participating and not chasing times.
You need to think about what you want, e.g. will your head be in it for the 2nd event, its a long day if you don't want to be there.
I wouldn't approach it as taking the first event easy in the hope of setting a time at the 2nd event, or if the 2nd was you A race. If the 2nd race if for fun then go for it.