Just caught up on all the goings on, there is some serious training going on for so early in the plan.
For those that are worried about cut off's take it from someone who has failed to finish twice in 2013 too hot, pulled off bike course at 75miles and 2014 crashed and couldn't continue around 93-95 miles.
The swim is relatively easy and cut off is generous, but make sure that you can do it as time saved there might be needed if you are pushing the bike cut ofd's. Get some miles in your legs, Fink isn't enough, and get used to riding around 14mph as a minimum.
Finally, stay safe in the winter, icy roads are not your friend if in doubt turbo unless you are an experienced cyclist.