So, after squeaking under the wire in the swim, I fought cramps for the second half of lap 1 and most of lap 2. I was drinking a lot of liquids and taking my endurolytes faithfully but my quads, hams, and calves seemed to have a mind of their own. When I came across the line after lap 2, I knew I'd have to average a faster speed than I'd been moving all day so I called it a day. Kind of a drag cause I felt good going in but it is what it is. There will be other days.
You guys have been awesome, though and I will carry fond memories of our dialogs and of the dinner Friday night.
Thanks for a great experience, especially you, Carlos.