Swimming race 13:27  0.8 km (16:49 / km)
Mercer Island Escape from the Rock Sprint tri. 7 waves of 100 each, no warmup, choppy water, and a rush to the floating start because they wanted to start on time and there were timing mat issues... not a solid swim. I got a cramp in my side about halfway through, and couldn't get in a rhythm until the last 100m. Oh well. Ran the 200 yards to T1 and my HR was sky high.
Biking race 31:37  11.6 mi (22.0 mph)
Slightly abbreviated course from last year because of construction: halfway across E Channel bridge, back across MI in the express lanes, across the I90 floating bridge and through the tunnel and then back. STRONG winds heading back to MI... I could really feel the bike moving under me, so I was constantly leaning into the wind. My HR was still high, so I struggled to keep it under 180 for the first half. T2 was uneventful.
Running race 16:49  2.5 mi (6:44 / mi)
Out onto the run, I felt good and let a couple of people pass me...I kept them in sight and then passed them back on the way back. My HR came "down" to about 168-170.
My first podium finish! 1:05:46, 3rd in my AG out of 38, 44th overall out of 600. 13th overall bike split on the day too. I still don't think short course stuff is for me though... my body was definitely asking "why are we going fast? I don't think we should be going fast..."