So I've decided to enter a triathlon for this weekend. It will be my first one, I'm a pretty strong biker and an OK runner (done a marathon before), at this stage I'm still not sure whether to do the sprint or olympic though. The swim is my main concern. I can swim about 1200 meters in a pool in a regular 30 minute session, with the occasional 1500 swim. How much harder is the swim in the sea versus pool? I have swam in the sea before but not a fan of doing it regularly. Does the wetsuit provide much buoyancy?
Any stories about other peoples first attempt would be appreciated also!!