Body by Guinness
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Irvine, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Pro; Cervelo P2 SL; Tsunami (Converted to Fixed Gear)
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Since I don't know anything about your skills in the three events...take my opinion with a grain of salt. However...
A lot of people freak out about the swim but it's the shortest (and IMO the least important) leg of your event. Of course, you want to do enough training to get through it and not be so tired that it kills your bike & run splits. Let's just say that right now you can swim 750m in 15-20 min. Three days of swimming per week might save you 2-3 min.
Slowtwitch.com has a formula for adding up your workouts where you get 1 pt for every 100m of swimming, 1mi of cycling, & .25mi of running. Given that breakdown, your race is:
Swim (750m) = 7.5 pts (22.8%)
Bike (13 mi) = 13 pts (39.5%)
Run (3.1 mi) = 12.4 pts (37.7%)
I try to train to these same ratios...and in fact I'm really guilty of neglecting the swim...which I agree is not smart either.
If I were you, I would consider doing an extra bike workout instead of the third swim. Of course, do what makes you comfortable...there is no "right" way for everyone. Good luck and have fun!!!
Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.