First I will say I am pleased with my overall results. Second, I will say I am not satisfied with them. Over all I feel like I am recovering well already.
Here are the results 6:30:22.
Bike 3:26:21 (16.28mph)
Run 2:05:37 (9:35 mile pace)
Finished 79th in my age group out of 104 that started and 100 that finished.
Swim was in 102nd place in my age group (no real surprise there)
Started the bike in 102nd place and finished in 88th place.
Started the run in 86th place and finished in my final 79th place.
The total time is 36 minutes faster than last year with only taking 2 minutes off the swim, this is what I am pleased about. I feel like the training has given me the tools to be faster, I just need to know how to use the tools. I know I can be a much much better bike handler (I don't need to reiterate the slow swim). I think as I race more and more, I will be more comfortable in these situations and have a greater depth of experience from which to draw from.
It was great to meet a lot of you that I haven't before yesterday and today. Was glad I had friends like you doing the race too. Back to work tomorrow to get ready for Timberman.