My Triathlon abilities from best to worst would be: Run, Bike, and finally Swim.
This off-season I have spent the last few months really focusing on the run with marathon training and this focus is really paying off. When I first decided I wanted to do a Triathlon last May I could barely run 3 miles in under 30 minutes. I haven't timed myself in a while but I can now probably do a 5k in around 21 minutes and on top of that I just completed a 50K trail run last week!
I want to see these same gains in biking and swimming that I have in running. To accomplish this in biking I got a Fluid 2 Indoor Trainer which will help me log the hours needed to become stronger. And for swimming I am going to follow, "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD ", and get in a nice Review as well!
First off, my swimming background is limited at best. I spent last summer reading, "Total Immersion"
and practicing all the drills and finally the TI technique. TI gave me the ability to complete the swim
in my triathlons but it did very little to make me faster. I am a Back of the Pack athlete when it comes to swimming.
So, I could continue with TI or I could try something more tailored to Triathlon? Easy decision.
This morning after my trainer session I watch the entire DVD by Swim Coach