Did my first tri today...have a question
I'm getting ready for a race this July and did my first full length try at it today. It's a 1/2 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. I set my goal for the race in July to be 1:35. Today I only wanted to get under 2 hours and got a 1:44. Everything seemed pretty good to me (especially considering the temps in the mid 80's). But what I'm wondering is if there's anything more I can do to get my legs to loosen up quicker when I start my run. I already know I need to do more brick training (I think that's what you call it where you practice going from one to the other). I was wondering if there's anything dietary I can do or who knows what. I just know my first mile of the run took way over ten minutes because my legs were tight, borderline cramping. I'd appreciate any advice, and thanks in advance.