Any triathletes here? I competed in my first triathlon last weekend. It was a sprint distance, so not too insane. Half mile swim in Tempe Town Lake 14 mile bike ride 5K run I finished in just over an hour and a half. I was just happy to finish. The swim was very intimidating. When I started swimming a few years ago I couldn't even finish a lap without stopping to catch my breath. Then learning to swim in open water was a completely different beast. Luckily I practiced a few times in Bartlett Lake and Lake Pleasant before the race. There were several people that panicked and had to pull out of the race or switch to breaststroke. I'm totally hooked now and I've already signed up for an olympic distance triathlon in June, which is twice the distance of the sprint.