Hey there, I'm getting into triathlons, and am doing my my first one in september. its a mini one, 12.5 miles biking, 3.3 miles running, 1/4 mile swimming. how do i go about training for it? I plan on using my road bike as I dont have a tri bike, but I might throw on some aerobars. I'm not so concerned about the biking, but I havent swam in a while. I started swimming laps at the local pool, (15-20 laps, 2-3 times a week), the actually triathlon is equivalent to 9 laps at this pool. Should I practice similating triathlons, like swimming 9 laps, biking 12.5 miles and then running, or should I train for each even individually? Is it abnormal for someone to use a normal road bike in a triathlon?
thanks for the help