I, myself, don't really have any complaints about the race itself. I enjoyed everything from the moment I arrived. The swim practice went off perfectly. I zipped through registration in like five minutes. I officially registered a complaint with the manager that it was too fast. The pre-race schwag was good. I loved running in my Rev3 visor. Transition was well setup and convenient. I loved the box racks they used rather than the traditional racks.
Race day went perfect for me, in no small part due to the help of my homestay. Next year, I would like them to remove the goose shit from the dock. I didn't enjoy that squishy feeling. The swim was awesome. The bike route torturous. I did not have any issues with cars. I was only yelled at by one SUV of local inhabitants. The run route crossing the bike route is not a good idea, but I understand that they had to make some concessions. The run route itself was near perfect. The volunteers and the aide stations were well stocked and vibrant.
There was food waiting for me at the finish line. What a treat :-) I loved the medal and the finisher's shirt. Send me yours if you don't like it! They were out of my size though. Overall, I give it a big A+.
Now, my thoughts turn to my super secret race. I have another half IM coming up next month. As you may or may not know, I am a firm believer in karma, and while I don't ask for blessings, I will accept them when they are forth coming. Forgive me if I don't appear to get excited though, that's not humble, and it just ain't my thang. It is what it is and I am a part of that, and that should be enough. Anywho, yea... I'm racing another half IM next month, and I have a real opportunity to break 6 hours here, and I knew this before Knoxville.