1) There is coaching available, in fact the gym where the event is being held is sending Sarah Robles to the olympics in London. That said my schedule and budget don't leave much room at the moment, though I do hope to see that improve in the next few months.
2) I'm 32
3) I've done some Crossfit but it got too expensive and didn't keep up with it on my own. I've never been an "athlete" other than some highschool track and field.
4) I've probably got 4 or 5 hours a week to train.
5) I make time most every night to roll and stretch and try to get 8-9 hours a night. I strive to eat paleo but I'm not as compliant as I'd like to be.