The weather was 41 degrees with strong winds. The water temperature was a chilly 61 degrees that forced the race director to mandate wetsuits.
Due to the dangers of hypothermia and the whitecap waves in the Olympic 1500m swim was reduced to 400m for all participants. The swim was like no other. I have not witnessed so many swimmers at the end of the tri season needing help from the kayaks and getting pulled into the safety boat.
Experienced an abdominal cramp in T2 while bending over to change my shoes that brought me to a stand still for at least a minute before going forward. The run, similar to last year, started with completely numb feet for the first 1.5 miles. Finished with a 7:53/mi 10k. Definitely have room for improvement at the olympic distance.