A few weeks ago during taper, I shot out a quick post about "Time Management and the Ironman Triathlete" and that was actually an article that I wrote for ridecarbon which is this crazy good website that does a lot to knowledge share for folks in the area.
HERE (you just have to scroll down) and it's worth the read. You think you are already cramming every last ounce out of your day? Often times - you're not.
Anyway, read and comment and enjoy. And when you're done, check out the rest of their site for other tidbits of information. They actually have a really great Course Descriptions section where you can read descriptions of local and national level races from the athletes perspective. Expect to see some up there from me shortly. The site is definitely worth the visit. Cheers!