Okay... I'm going to throw my hat into the Triathlon madness ring.
I'm paying my entrance fee for the Memphis in May Sprint Tri (1/2mi swim, 12mi bike, 3mi run) in the next couple of weeks.
Right now my long run is 1.6mi, but I'm starting to push my distances out. Since I found a comfortable pace, and have decent shoes I'm finding that I still have a bit of gas in the tank when I hit my goal distances. I do have a 4k coming up on the 28th just to see where I am at in a race situation . I have the distance on the bike no problem right now. I will have to either upgrade to a road bike, or get slicks for my current bike, but that'll just add speed either way. The swim is what bothers me. I'm in contact with the Memphis Thunder Tri team, and I'm hoping to jump in one of their swim clinics after the 1st of the year. Of course, I'm going to work up to it. My schedule planned for 2014 so far is:
Bad Dog 5k (No Date Set) - benefitting Ronald McDonald House
Los Locos Duathlon (4/13) - 2mi run, 15mi bike, 2mi run
MIM Sprint Tri (5/17 - 2 weeks after my 41st bday, lol. ) - .25mi swim, 12mi bike, 3mi run