So I have been on the road biking threads and have learn more from this site then anything else so far and just noticed they had the triathlon one down a little farther.
New to everything and trying to get everything in place to start out. Swim lessons at the Y and just hitting the indoor bikes and treadmill til spring comes, i am in minnesota so if it hits 35 out it is warm enough to run outside for me.
A little background...went to college for sprints in track, never ran more than 400meters...joined military ran 2 miles...went to iraq ran for something to do up to 5 miles...last three years have done marathons...i am getting the swimming....the bike will not be a problem...and i can run
The problem is time for me, i am in above average condition i would think, i have the fast twitch muscles and not the slow ones that are ideal for longer distances. I can run or bike as long as i want it will just take me a while to get there. I am 32 years old and can run a 51 sec 400m but a mile might take me 10 minutes or more.
So i am looking at results and times and basically i would be finishing about last place, a little discouraging. I am not do it to win or anything just to finish is all. Ultimately a IM is my goal but i need to get faster.
So any suggestions on what would help me gain speed over a long period? any help would be very appreciated.