I did some 'baby' triathlons last year that were designed to get women into the sport, was all new to me - I had not swum lengths for 25 years or done any road running. There was a series of 3 and each one got longer. I am a decade or so older than you so was a good challenge, but I did it. There were a couple of ladies in the over 70 age group, they have been doing it every year since they took up the sport at 50. So you can never be to old to start.
The website below is set up by the ladies who ran our series, has some good advice for first timers, training tips, transitions etc.http://www.womenstri.co.nz
Some of my the things i found
- get your body used to going from swimming to biking, and biking to running. Getting off the bike and starting to run, my legs were all jelly.
- I spent lots of time doing lengths in the pool, but when it comes to an event and you wear a wetsuit in the sea it is quite different. Also train in your wetsuit in the sea. You may not need a wear a wetsuit, you water is probably warmer than ours.
- borrow a road bike. I used my mountainbike with road tyres. Those on road bikes just whizzed past me effortlessly. Of course it could have been my pathetic cycling [img]tongue.gif[/img]