What a great race to pick for my first triathlon. I felt great during the swim and the bike, when I average 20.5 completing the 13 mile course in 37:05. Then I began the 2 mile run and hit a giant heat wave. I now know that eating half of a chocolate protein bar before the run is not a good idea; I guess you live and learn, but then again, running in a brutally hot environment really didn’t help the situation. All in all it was a fantastic event, but maybe the race organizers for the Tarpin and Cajunman can turn the heat down just a tad so I don’t fall victim to another episode of heat exhaustion.