Have also done plenty of running and a fair amount of swimming. I am again confronted with the reality that is the Garmin, for it continually proves to me how slow I really am, and how distances I thought were established (ie. the short Sawtooth trail I always consider to be just under 5 miles, come to find out is really just under 4 miles, thanks Nike+) are up for revision. The thing just doesn't lie, and I am finding out how much I suck every day!!
I have been doubling up my workouts more than I ever have before. Example, today I ran around Donner Lake (the run I'll do in the triathlon, give or take a half mile), 7 miles in just under 1 1/2 hours, and swam 1000 yards in the pool in about a half an hour, maybe a few minutes more. I read somewhere today that one of the best things you can do for yourself in training for an Oly is bricks bricks and bricks. I don't think this qualifies as a brick, as I ran first thing in the morning and swam at around 5, but it does have to help. I definitely plan some TRUE bricks in the coming month.
I also plan to get out and do some open water swimming, the more the better. I got my wetsuit out of mothballs today in preparation, but it didn't work out. Tomorrow I will probably try again.
I got a book called Swim Workouts for Triathletes today, and did the initial "test" to figure out what your swim times should be. You're supposed to swim 3 300s, average them together, break it down to 100s, and this is called a T-time. There's a handy chart in the book with the times all broken down for you, with projections for what time you should aim for at a specific distance and SURPRISE my time is not even on the chart. By several minutes (for the 300, which my 3 trials averaged out to be 8:30). Yeah, I got some growing to do as an "athlete" . . .