Sorry for the long post in advance...
Hi all, new to triathlon and would appreciate some advice from others. I did the full on rookie move signing up to an IM (Midnight man - Aug 2023) without having done a competitive triathlon. Poor excuse but this summer is the last I can fully focus on training for various reasons.
I was already doing around 8-10 hours of running/cycling a week before signing up and started swimming back in September.
Currently swimming 2x a week ~19.5mins 1km TT without breaks, although my technique + breathing is definitely holding me back, not fitness. Intend to join the local tri club soon to help train this.
Done a few half marathons as part of training (slow - 1h45-2h), only limited by ongoing knee issues (under control with a strength plan currently). Current 10km ~43min
Can jump on the bike and do iron distance, slowly (~27.5 I imagine, it has been a while since I did a full 6h stint), though am limited by setup. I will have a bike fit at some point soon.
Doing 3x a week strengthening for the next 4-6 weeks before transitioning to maintenance.
I'm aiming for a decent time, not just to complete it. Currently reading + planning using Joe Friel's book Triathlon Bible, but would appreciate if anyone could recommend some resources aimed at IM distance specifically - the half resources @Retro_Bastard linked looked like they would help?
Also, if anyone is based near Kingston, I'm always looking for training buddies!