Beautiful, windy, day in Waconia. I had bad swim. Mainly due to the waves and my inability to learn from past mistakes. Instead of adjusting my breathing and stroke more, I tried to muscle through the oncoming waves and swallowed a lot of water. Requiring me to stop a couple of times and get my breath and clear myself. Once I corrected, everything was good. The damage was done though. I had a very good bike on a long and hilly course. I had a pretty good run on a fairly hilly course. All in all I really cannot complain. The good part. At each of the 10 races in the Midwest Events Series Gear West gives away 6 great raffle prizes. I won the gear bag with all the gear inside (worth 800 bucks!). The big prize in the bag is the Speedo Fastskin II suit. That makes up for any bad day.
Age - 22/38
Swim (880 yards) - 24:33 (2:48/100 yards)
T1 - 2:34
Bike (24 mi) - 1:07:57 (21.2 MPH)
T2 - 1:35
Run (4 mi) - 32:09 (8:03/mi)
Total - 2:08:45 (really wanted to go under 2 hours, always next year)