I am just starting the process of training for a sprint tri. I will probably have several questions. I watched my first tri today, and can't wait to participate. Is the time in T1 counted toward total time? Reason for asking, is I noticed several athletes would take their sweet time setting down, wiping off, drinking water, etc. While others were in and out with minimum time. Wet sandy feet, and no socks look like a blister heaven, but a lot left in that condition on the ride. Have these people practiced this so much, they have leather feet? Everyone I watched, treated T2 like every second counted. What an awesome morning, I can see why people say it is addicting.