Finished my first triathlon yesterday (womens sprint triathlon in the Netherlands).
I enjoyed every second of it, and I’m sure your plan/guide contributed to the fun and final race time.
I’m allready looking forward to the next…
I used a half of your olympic distance plan to finish my last tri a couple of weeks ago. The distance was a little different (1100 yard swim, 33 mile bike and 5 mile run) and I only had 6 weeks between a sprint tri that I did prior to this one.
Overall did ok. I was right on pace for about a 3 hour finish at the half way point but the hills on the last half of the bike (I have been going to this area of over twenty years and never noticed how many hills the road the bike course was on) destroyed my legs. I finished in 3:25 and change. A very good mental challenge to keep pushing when you know you are not at your best.
Your plans work very well and seem to be the easiest to use and fit into my work schedule.