I'm ridiculously out of shape, but just set a goal of competing in a triathalon sprint next year. I think it's in July or August or something. Not sure. Anyway, it's a 740 yard swim, 10 mile bike ride and 4.5 mile run. It's at a fairly high elevation (like 3,500 feet), but all three courses are out-and-backs or loops, so there is no elevation change in any event. And I live at about 4,500 feet, so the elevation shouldn't be a problem. The 4.5 mile run doesn't worry me. I don't know that I could go out right now and run 4.5 miles non-stop, but with about a year to train I expect to be at least around an eight or nine minute mile pace for that. The 10 mile bike ride doesn't concern me, and actually kind of seems like a joke. Ten miles on a bike? That's nothing. But the 740 yard swim is daunting. I can swim. I'm actually a decent swimmer. But I don't know that I've ever actually swam (swum?) more than, like, 100 yards at any given time. I don't even know what it's like to swim 740 yards. I might just give up and die. The lake is snow melt, so the water will probably be freezing ass cold and I won't be using a wetsuit, so that will only make it worse. Anyway, any swimmers out there who can put 740 yards into context? Like, for an average swimmer who has never really done any distance swimming, what's a reasonable time to expect? Forty-five minutes? An hour? Two days?