It's somewhat of an odd choice for me, mainly because my main strength lies within the run (and the run is the least focused of the three disciplines in this race). However, I think that's actually what drew me to the race in the first place. The challenge of having to focus on my "weaker legs" is something I not only accept, but relish in. So the challenge to myself is the driving force.
Oh...and the fact that I want to get one of these:
I swear, I'll be wearing that belt buckle with sweatpants when I get one. :) (I'll be satisfied with the little one, but will aim to earn the bigger buckle).
We'll see how it plays out. It's over 9 months away on September 21st, 2013 - so I have plenty of time (and then some).
Here's a preview that professional triathlete Matt Lieto did on the course last year.