I am going to do my first triathlon in 6 days. It is just a "sprint" -- 500m ocean swim, 15k bike and 5k run. I am 66 (but immature).
1. I have an old road bike with pretty old 700x25 tires. A puncture would ruin the race -- should I get new tires for the race? Which brand and type?
2. Any tips on tapering off my training this week?
3. Any warm up tips for the day of the race?
4. Do I need to eat and drink during a short race like this?