Ack. Triathlons, blech. Been there, done that. Derek, on the POW note, I remember another trainer at the UA gym I worked at during my undergrad triathlon days that commented on my sunken cheeks--the treasured POW look. I got down to 168# at 6' tall, won't be doing that again. Oh yeah, the blood sugar issues from cramming down carbs were awesome too.
If I didn't dislike pool swim training so much, I might do a sprint once in a while. At this point, I would only do a duathlon for fun.
I will post some pics of my garage gym soon.
Nice place, Patrick. Very simple and clean.