First let me apologize for the delayed response – with the old website, forum inquiries would be sent directly to our inbox and we could response quickly. I just happened to be on the DC Tri website today and noticed your post. I am glad to know about the change so we can adapt!
As for your question posted and future questions, I think a lot of them will be answered in the orientation on Feb 6th. Are you able to attend the orientation? AJ does an excellent job anticipating most questions during the orientation. You will still have questions afterwards and we are here to assist you on your Half Ironman journey!