Swim 27:42 (10th)
Bike 2:18:50 (2nd)
Run 1:18:07 (1st)
I arrived in Galveston on Wednesday, leaving home some 30 hours earlier. Also on Wednesday. Coming from our hot and humid summer I chose Texas as my first US race to make sure I had nice warm conditions. The first couple days were a bit chilly but pleasant enough. However at some point around lunch time on Friday, somebody flicked a switch and the temperature dropped from 20C to about -120C. Ok, maybe more like 5-10C, but once you're in single digits, accompanied by 40kph winds and rain, it might as well be a 100 below. The cold weather stayed right through to race day. It was freezing.
A big thank you to Ironman for looking after me during this race and a the biggest thank you goes to my good friends Roberto & Jeannine for running me all over the place and welcoming me in to their home for a few weeks while I prepare for the full Ironman coming up soon in Texas.