I had a good race - I imporved on all aspects of the race (report to follow).
The day before the race I happen to meet (and by meet I mean rode in an elevator) with Andy Potts. I said coyly, “You look familiar.” To which he said “oh yeah”. And then I extended my hand and introduced myself and Andy did the same.
He went on to lead the swim by more than a minute. I saw him leading on the bike and he eventually won the race!
I’m not calling it a man crush but it was pretty cool to rub shoulders with the elites.