There was swim training three days a week, one in open water and two in the pool, this I loved. I didn't expect to like it so much, but goodness it was marvelous. I am still debating whether I can realistically keep up the swimming now. The answer is no, but next summer maybe I'll have a go again.
The running was really intense, and I wasn't into it and didn't want to hurt myself, a lot of intervals and hill sprints. Instead I decided to run a mile every day. This I also loved. It isn't a big commitment, but I kept it up all summer. I haven't been successful with this now I'm back in Spain.
The bicycle training was the most disappointing, I like biking, and they like going around and around and around in circles or riding on the most dreadful roads. Did one session - stopped part way through to pick mulberries - and baled on the second. Meh.
The mini-tri was a lot of fun, a time trial start with a swim in a river, the bike ride along a beautiful cottage country road and the run, which was honestly pretty ugly, but done and it was great.
Tried a tri here. MAN the ugliest bit of world I've seen. They held it is a beautiful town up the coast, and the swim was along the beach, which was lovely. I had a big group of men starting right after me, so I swam hard to the first mark so I didn't get swum over, then took my time from there. The bike ride was on the highway, laps....ugh. I do not like laps, nor riding on highways. Ugly. The run was worse. Through parking lots, around the parking lot of an ugly municiple building, and along a long dead straight go nowhere hot sunny ditch of a path.
I am not tri material, mostly cause I do not like going around and around and around while looking at my power meter.
I may keep up the training a bit though and do the same one I did last year in Canada, it was lovely.
We'll see. Still debating the swimming. Should do it.