August 19, 2018 - I felt strong throughout the race.
Today, the swim was uncharacteristically longer than usual and once again; the waves were a little rough, but not ridiculous. I felt excellent on the bike. I drove up the day of the race. I was wearing comrpession socks and applied my chip over them. I intended to reapply the chip after I removed my socks and running shoes; but somehow n the midst of trying to super-organized and also capture the moment with photos; I forgot to put the chip on for the swim. When I looked down at my leg right as I ran into T1; I realized that my chip was not on. It was sitting by my stuff write at my bike; so I quickly applied it. I know that I started in the 2nd wave of swimmers so I told the timing person that I started about 6 seconds behind Dana Blasey which is roughly accurate. I had a solid race; though my run is still slow. I'm happy with the overall time and hope it's not more that 6 seconds off.