Driving home, replaying the details of the CA 70.3 race in my mind for the 4th time, I figured I'd better commit this valuable information to email before I drive myself nuts. First, let me say that this was my first race of the year with the Team Pac Bikes gang and it was great to have a little camaraderie on the course. There was a also a little motivation as I tried to not get lapped on the run by Nate.
The morning was a little chilly and I was a popsicle by the time I got in the water. In fact, the air was so cool that the 58 degree water felt warm on my hands, face and feet. I was hoping to swim under 32 minutes and I felt pretty much on pace until shortly after the turn-around when my right hamstring completely seized up. It felt like I'd been harpooned in the back of the leg.