Just got this email like 2 secs ago. While this was not a goal this season nor can I go (mostly because it is sold out but MOSTLY because it is the day before IMMT 140.6), it just feels GOOD to have finally done something like this in Triathlon, especially after 5 years of hard work, and especially after moving up to a much more competitive age group.
My coach said me to before Griskus, "Jon, I don't want you to just go for a PR. You are racing now. I want you to RACE THIS!!!"
And I did my best, and this is my reward: An email. But a great email!