Swim: See Triangle Triathlon, almost same scenario. Water was warm (really warm, I couldn’t get out of the water fast enough), and the swim was measured long (or maybe not, water was really warm). Felt like it took forever to get to the finish and it did, 2 minutes slower than last year (2010).
Bike: Felt sluggish on the bike for the first 5-6 miles. Once the hurt and nausea went away, I could push the pace like normal. This is a good hurt instead of a want to stop and throw up hurt. Just after the climb up the “big” hill and the right hand turn, there is a downhill section where my chain jumped between the small cog and the frame. I had to hop off and route it back on, then re-pass a competitor I had gone around earlier. Like golf, if I could just get rid of the first 4-6 holes (or 5-6 miles of the bike), seems like I get in the groove and all pain is a good pain.
Run: Had another decent run, just didn’t have the gas to try to catch or chase anybody. The pace I ran is about the pace I could maintain for 3 miles. I am stuck at 6:30 pace.