I'm new to triathlon. I tackled my first middle distance event in July followed by two sprints and after each I've written a debrief.
These thoughts are many for myself, but I've put them on my blog in case others find them useful too.
Lanzarote was my first 'Ironman' branded event. Partly I wanted to discover whether I liked their approach, and on the whole I do.
I've heard it derided as simply a money making business, and compared to many other middle distance events, it is a lot more expensive. However, there was something about the razzmatazz that appealed. More.