I could use some advice as well. I've been swimming once a week, and it's going well. My form and speed are good, I just need to build up the cardio base to be able to do more laps consecutively. It's amazing how much different the breathing is here than for running / biking!
Running is in the bag, no worries there.
Biking I think I'm ok on. I'm typically a mountain biker, so road biking is newish to me.. unless you count riding my mt. bike on the road to get to a trailhead! I did my first brick 2 weeks ago, and I'm afraid I completely overdid it on the bike at the gym. I picked a random program, difficulty level = 8, and I think I wiped myself out before I ever got to the dreadmill. I was shooting for 5 miles on the bike, then 2 on the 'mill. I made it, but I wonder if I made the bike program way harder than it needs to be. Granted, there will be hills in the tri I'm doing.
I hope to just move outdoors soon when it's lighter later in the day, but for now, how difficult would you set the bike if you were training inside? Would you just set it, and then try to keep up the rpms? Would you do a random program, lower difficulty level? I've never trained for a bike event before.
Don't think, just do