Epic race! Amazing course.
Swim (0:31:14) – Even with the kelp, this went pretty well, I thought. Swam about 2:00/100 pace – which is slower than I had planned, but fast enough considering the kelp and cold ocean. Have some work to do here but overall, very happy.
Bike (1:21:19) – flat to undulating rolling course, no winds. Great opportunity to PR. Not much of an increase in performance though. Need to go back to the drawing board and figure out what’s going wrong here. A much more substantial performance improvement should have been possible in 4 months since my last race. But it was a blast. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Run (1:02:22) – Flat out disaster. Side stitching the entire run. And IT band discomfort on lap three.