What are good training times for Olympic Distance. I'm a decent swimmer and runner, cycling is weakest. Not sure what the 'average' time is.
Any ideas or info.
Tiring Tri ing
Everyone hates to answer this because we are all such varied standards and expectations - so you either sound cocky or slobbish, but I know it was the one question I wanted to know a year or two back. My best answer'ish is:
If you would hope to run a marathon in 4hrs, then you would very roughly be looking for a 2hr45-3hr triathlon, say 35min swim, 1hr 20min bike, 50 min run and 5-10 mins in T1 and T2.
If you would hope to run a marathon in 3hrs15mins-3hrs 30mins, then you would roughly hope for : 2hr15mins- 2hr30mins, say 25 min swim, 1 hr 10min bike, 45 min run and 5 mins total in T1 and T2.
Your training times ought to be within those ranges - you can scale up or down to fit the boundary times depending on where your strengths are. The key things to remember are that you run far far slower off a bike than you run on a normal day unless you have really practised the bike-run brick sessions (i.e. I'm about 19 mins for 5km normally, but about 22 mins off the bike), and that you swim faster with a wetsuit on, particularly if you manage to draft (about 2 mins faster).
Hope this helps