The wife and I did the Las Vegas Tri today. It was our first olympic. We both had a rough night's sleep and were a little excited / nervous about embarking on our first olympic event. My wife loved the swim, but I got a little turned around and ended up swimming a little more than I should have. Overall it was a good event. The heat and hills took there toll on the two of us. For me, the poor swim meant I was struggling to make up time on the bike and the hills made it hard to do that. The addition of the ocassional vehicle on the road meant I was constantly looking over the shoulder. I don't think I calmed down at any point during the bike. One I hit the run, things started getting better. The first half of the run was mostly uphill, but I was able to settle into a decent pace. By the second half of the run I had finally recovered from the swim and the "flat" bike course so I was able to finally start enjoying myself. Overall, the course was a little warmer than we thought it would be. It was pushing 100 by the end. Scenic course though. We may try this one again next year.