I'm in Daphne, AL. I have done a few beginner triathalons, but this will be my first Sprint Race. I have swum in the open water, but never attempted to swim to that extent in the gulf. Should be interesting! I have talked with a couple of women at the Y and am trying to get them interested in training with me. Anyone out there interested and from my area? I am 52 and no spring chicken, so don't be intimidated! Encouragement and suggestions welcome, along with ideas for increasing my energy level. At the end of my teaching day, I'm exhausted and it would be great to know I have someone who will train with me and keep to schedule.