I don't think I could not start, save for a broken bone or serious injury, I am tighter than the skin on a grape to throw away $. I think I would try to find a work around.
What are other people's opinions?
FYI: I am training for my first IM ( Wisconsin), and trying to juggle a new job, and my wife just gave birth a month ago to our first child. The thought of pulling out crossed my mind, but said WTF, give it my best shot.