25 knot winds and a small craft advisory cancelled the swim portion of the Great Lake Escape. Well, you can imaging from the title of the triatlon, the swim is really what makes this an awesome triathlon. So it was changed to a duathlon instead…not my favorite, I wouldn’t have entered. While fun from the point of view of meeting new people, traveling and just being immersed in tri, it pretty much sucked from a competition point of view. I didn’t finish the whole tri, turned in my chip after the bike. The run them bike really hurt my knees and I didn’t want to cause any damage. I learned a lot about training and specificity in training too…this will be a big help not only for my own training plan, but also in coaching and helping others.