First Triathlon- how to choose the right distance?
Aussie first timer here. I picked up a copy of 220 Triathlon at the local library and thought "I could probably do this!" So, now I am! I am training for Triathlon Pink at the Sunshine Coast in just 3 weeks time
I am having a few internal arguments about which event to enter. I was originally going to enter the Medium length (200m swim, 6km ride, 3km run) but after two weeks of training I feel like maybe I should stick with a short one as I KNOW I could hack it, as opposed to just thinking "yeah I could probably do that" with the medium.
I am confident in running on dead legs after a ride, and I am an ok swimmer. I guess what I want to know is, is 3 weeks enough time to train myself from a 28min parkrun (5km), non-biking, non-regular-swimmer (need a break after 100m), to the medium length tri?
My PT put me through a session to help me prepare for it on Tuesday and I am still paying for it now on Friday night. I was ready to vomit! Not being able to complete the workout is what lead to my onset of self doubt.
What would you do- security or challenge???
PS. Current training schedule:
Wed: Program/Strength (Bike/Treadmill Brick, Lunges, Squats, Aerobike, Stairclimber), Yoga
Thurs: 1/2 program, swim (1/2 hour interval laps)
Fri: Boot Camp
Sun: Rest or trail run