Preparation for going Long
I'm planning on doing my first long distance tri on 22nd June - The forestman. I've been putting in the miles and have a few specific training milestones left (Fred Whitton Cycle Sportive, Chester half marathon, 5km Great North Swim), however I haven't got any triathlons events booked in (yet).
I've got the option of doing a standard or middle distance on 8th June, it would be the only Tri event I've got before Forestman. Which do people think would stand me in good stead - standard or middle distance? I've only ever previously done Sprint Tri's but have completed half marathons and lots of long distance cycling events. I'd have a 2 week recovery between the events and would take it easy in those weeks (with the exception of the great north swim).