As far as the race, I am not ashamed to admit that I was in over my head. Good lesson to learn now and not on the summit of some 20,000 foot peak. Great experience and a great way to progress, mentally and physically. Am considering next year, but not sure if it can happen. The biggest concern being financial. Would be nice to get another full-iron race in before then, but not sure the feasibiity of that. Am currently on the south coast of England, after some time in Ireland and London. Will try to post some stories and/or photos.