So as I met one after another of my lovely host Brent's triathlete comrades, and as every collegial little subgroup of triathletes consulted with great excitement about the latest projected tally of Grand Cayman triathletes racing the Florida Half Ironman in May (22+!), I slowly became consumed with the idea of how much I would like to do it myself--and that really there is nothing stopping me!
I must ponder it this weekend, but I think I am going to do it.
I vaguely conclude that it is mildly financially imprudent but not excessively so, that I can train in a sensible way that will not be likely to lead to overtraining or injury and that really it is almost the only thing that is going to get me properly on the bike in the right time frame!
Also it is a good way of sort of tricking myself into having only very moderate expectations of myself. It is soon to do a race of this length, so I will approach it as a lovely day of adventure, pace very easily on swim and bike and just try to set myself up for an enjoyable run about one minute per mile slower than my usual half-marathon pace.
Exciting to contemplate! More details to follow, once I have properly decided, but I am strongly leaning in this direction...