Has anyone here ever raced in a triathlon? There is a mini one right buy my house in September that I am thinking about signing up for. Really short one, but should be a good starting point. The sprint triathlons dont seem to be too bad; about a half mile swim, 12.5 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run. They seem pretty doable with some training. The one in September is only a 1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run. Doesnt seem that bad and should be a good starting point.