Yes, we do. What you really need, ultimately, is to want it bad enough. If you do, you will.
Short answer: no. You’ve got limited time to train; be realistic. Train hard in the time you’ve got. You can do very well while training far less than you think you have to.
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Not necessarily. While you will encounter athletes who swam in school meets or ran cross-country, many new triathletes are approaching these events for the first time.
The talk about the swim typically surpasses the reality, which is: there are no lane markers, everyone’s trying to go in the same direction, some with more success than others. Yes there is occasional contact, but it’s unintentional. Do not take it personally, just keep swimming.
No. It’s possible to compete in a triathlon with equipment you have in your garage and your closet.
A triathlon wetsuit can cost £200 to £400, so it’s a pricey investment. The reasons to get one: nearly all races in the UK are wetsuit legal meaning you HAVE to have one, but they also help you stay warm in longer swim distances, and the buoyancy will greatly help most amateurs.
Anything with two wheels in your garage can get you started at no extra cost.