Just finished my first tri today and it was a blast! Did Try Andy's Tri which is a sprint tri out in Houston Texas. (300 meter swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run)
First off it was raining and cool the whole race. (A very rare event in Houston). There were a little over 700 entries, not sure how many actually came out cause of the rain. The swim was in a 50m pool, so it was pretty crowded and people crawling all over each other.
The race went great. the swim was a little slow, the bike was fast even in the rain (ave 22.5mph) though I thought I could have pushed it harder. The run was my event. I had the fasted run overall with 17:17 (ave 5:46 mile).
Overall I was really happy, 2nd in my age group and 12th overall.
I found my trasition times to be really lacking. I even practiced them before hand, but compared to the winners I was slow. (T1 1:38, T2 1:08).
So now I am hooked and am going to start doing these often. They are great!