Well, that sucked. I'd like to blame my bad race on the wind, but I can't. I finished something like 5 minutes slower than the last 2 years.
I didn't sign up for the competitive wave, which was my biggest mistake. I went out with the under 35 wave instead. I hung with a group of 4-5 guys at the front...and came into T1 over 2 minutes slower than last year. Great. I should have run with the faster guys.
I thought I was making up time on the windy bike course, but apparently I was not. The last run I had energy, but just couldn't get moving. I finished with enough energy to go out & run another 5K. Not good. Hopefully I'll get my act together by Manitou Sprint.