I swam a bit behind the main pack until the turn around buoy, with Lesley Patterson right on my heals. At the turn she surged ahead of me and I felt nice and comfy tailing her to the swim exit. As I entered T1 I heard the announcer commenting about Michelle (Jones) jumping on her bike and figured we were 2nd/3rd.
Run: Little Tati was right on my heals heading into T2. I am stoked for her...she had a kick ass race which started with a solid swim! I really did enjoy racing with my training partners. About 2.5 miles into the run I approached Terry. I wanted her to come with me so so bad! There isn't an athlete on that course that I adore and admire more (I plan to bottle up a bit of her love for the sport and IM Canada speed-she's a former champ there-when I head to Penticton in 9wks ;) ) Really, the run was uneventful. My legs hurt, but I held a good clip and got to the finish feeling strong.
Finish: 4th. Top 3 got $$$, but 4th place got to run an easy 4miles back to transition, pack up my things and be home by 10:30.
Now, on to the REALLY exciting news from the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!Congratulations to fellow Wolverine, Andy Potts. IRONMAN CHAMPION in Coeur D' Alene this weekend! Hells ya!